Christmas tree <ul>On Christmas Eve, sometimes the day before, coniferous tree is dressed by the whole family, which will ensure prosperity in the coming year. </ul>
The story of a star placed on the tops of trees <ul>During the communist regime tried to replace the gold star on red, and sometimes in the shape of domes spiers Kremlin Orthodox churches, but the tradition has proved stronger </ul>
<ul>W leave one place empty for an unexpected guest. Some people belive that there is sitting the spirit of close friend already death. It cause an impression of his presence. </ul>Some families invite to this day a poor person, needy, or a child from an orphanage
<ul>The table is covered with white tablecloth and hay is spread under it as a remainder that God was born in a manger... </ul>
When the first star appears <ul>We share Oplatek- a thin wafer and wish one another whatever the hard dictates:happiness, money, good job, good health etc... </ul>
At First and Second Day of Christmas guests, usually family, visit us or we visit them
<ul>Meals on the 1 st day of Christmas are different. Depends on family tradition and tastes of the household. The most popular is roast duck or goose. </ul>
In a lot of families there's a tradition of smoking the ham.
<ul>Cheese cake Apple cake Poppy-seed cake </ul>
Groups of young people dressed in traditional costumes walk along villages and sing carols wishing all the best for Christmas.
2 nd day of Christmas <ul>This day is usually continuation of the first day. We meet our families. Sometimes in the evening we invite friends to our flats and enjoy the time with them. </ul>