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Christmas In Poland         • 24.12 – Christmas           Eve         • 25.12 – Christmas           Day         • 26.12 - ...
Christmas traditions in PolandFirst star, beautifully decorated Christmas tree and    the wafer are the most important sym...
First Star It is the symbol of the first star, which appeared                 when Jesus was born.Thanks to it, the shephe...
Wafer            Its name is connected with the     Latin word “oblatum” which means a gift.      This is just a thin piec...
Christmas Hay We put it under the white table-cloth on          the table where we haveChristmas supper. It is a symbol of...
Christmas           tree   It is usually decorated on   Christmas Eve . Once these                werethe ornamented sheav...
Carols We begin to sing them at Christmas table. These are the                             songs    telling about the Lord...
Presents    For many people this is the      most pleasant Christmas      custom. This custom was             connected   ...
ShedJesus was born there.   It is a symbol of us          as well. Jesus comes to the    sheds, that means  that He comes ...
 Christms      Midnight MassThis is the traditional Mass   which is celebrated at      night from 24 on 25           Decem...
Nativity plays at our school
THANKYOU FORWATCHIN   G  Prepared by the students from school            in Raciborowice
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  1. 1. Christmas In Poland • 24.12 – Christmas Eve • 25.12 – Christmas Day • 26.12 - Second Day of Christmas
  2. 2. Christmas traditions in PolandFirst star, beautifully decorated Christmas tree and the wafer are the most important symbols of Christmas. The meaning of these symbols andtraditions connected with them should be known by everybody
  3. 3. First Star It is the symbol of the first star, which appeared when Jesus was born.Thanks to it, the shepherds and Three Kings could reach the place of the saviours birth. We are waiting for the first star today, when it shines, then, according to tradition, we can sit down at the Christmas table and share the wafer.
  4. 4. Wafer Its name is connected with the Latin word “oblatum” which means a gift. This is just a thin piece of crunchy wheat flour and water. There are Christmas scenes on it . The tradition of sharing bread comes from pagan traditions. Now it is aChristian custom, and we share the wafer before the Christmas supper.
  5. 5. Christmas Hay We put it under the white table-cloth on the table where we haveChristmas supper. It is a symbol of a place where Jesus was lying after his birth, a shed and hay.
  6. 6. Christmas tree It is usually decorated on Christmas Eve . Once these werethe ornamented sheaves of hay or branches. Christmas decorations should be connected with symbols ofChristmas, and on its top people hang a big bauble. Once these were apples,now we have glass baubles. The green tree is the symbol of the Saviour’s birth.
  7. 7. Carols We begin to sing them at Christmas table. These are the songs telling about the Lords birth. Their name comes from Latin word “calendae”which meant the first day of month. First they were sung by the Romans, then Christians started to sing them. The oldest Polish Christmas carol is “Farewell, the King of Angels”, and it dates from about 1420 .
  8. 8. Presents For many people this is the most pleasant Christmas custom. This custom was connected with St Nicolas. Today, we consider presents as gifts from little Jesus.
  9. 9. ShedJesus was born there. It is a symbol of us as well. Jesus comes to the sheds, that means that He comes to us and gives us hope, love and faith. He is born in us!  
  10. 10.  Christms Midnight MassThis is the traditional Mass which is celebrated at night from 24 on 25 December. It is a symbol of watching the Jesus’ birthplace by the shepherds. We take part in the mass with our families and this is the most important moment of Christmas time.
  11. 11. Nativity plays at our school
  12. 12. THANKYOU FORWATCHIN G Prepared by the students from school in Raciborowice
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