Christmas in  Poland
Preparations
Period of Advent <ul><li>A time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Chris...
Roraty
<ul><li>Children prepare typical Advent Calendar, where put some sweets or chocolates, and can eat just one each day . </l...
Building Christmas cribs
 
The winner of the Cracov Nativity Cribs contest
Santa Claus in the  kindergarden
As an every year tradition, we organise school Christmas Eve for the students community
 
We give for each other presents.  2 weeks before we organise a draw and everyone choose one person by lot and make present...
It could be Christmas card
Some weird thing?
Homemade cakes
<ul><li>We also organise concerts in our school. There people present their music skills singing and playing carols.  </li...
Christmas Eve for all of the teachers and the rest of the staff.
 
In Poland there are three days of Christmas: <ul><li>Christmas Eve </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Day </li></ul><ul><li>Secon...
Christmas Eve
Christmas tree <ul><li>On Christmas Eve, sometimes the day before, coniferous tree is dressed by the whole family, which w...
The story of a star placed on the tops of trees <ul><li>During the communist regime they tried to replace the gold star on...
 
Cooking
<ul><li>Carp is definitely the king of the table </li></ul>
To commemorate the 12 apostles we prepare 12 dishes
Kutia - a mix of soaked wheat, raisins, nuts, honey and spices
Pierogi with cabbage and mushrooms
Vegetable salad
Herring <ul><li>With cream </li></ul><ul><li>With olive oil and onion </li></ul><ul><li>„ under the quilt” with beetroot, ...
Compote from dry fruits -apples, plums, pears, honey, cinnamone stick, cloves, lemon, orange...
Bigos
 
customs
<ul><li>We leave one place empty for an unexpected guest. Some people belive that there is sitting the spirit of close fri...
<ul><li>The table is covered with white tablecloth and hay is spread under it as a remainder that God was born in a manger...
When the first star appears <ul><li>We share Oplatek- a thin wafer and wish one another whatever the heart dictates:happin...
At  First and Second Day of Christmas guests, usually family, visit us or we visit them
<ul><li>Meals on the 1 st  and the 2 nd  day of Christmas are different. Depends on family tradition and tastes of the hou...
In a lot of families there's a tradition of smoking the ham.
<ul><li>Cheese cake </li></ul><ul><li>Apple cake </li></ul><ul><li>Poppy-seed cake </li></ul>
Groups of young people dressed in traditional costumes walk along villages and sing carols wishing all the best for Christ...
2 nd  day of Christmas <ul><li>This day is usually continuation of the first day. We meet our families. Sometimes in the e...
superstitions
Is believed that if a man with a woman stand under the mistletoe they will fall in love with each other.
<ul><li>It's good to put the carp's scale into the wallet. It will ensure well-being in the following year. </li></ul>
<ul><li>During the Christmas Eve you should neither argue nor cry because discord and sadness will  exist in your home dur...
<ul><li>Women who is pregnant should neither sew nor do the washing because her child could be born ill. </li></ul>
Christmas Carols
„ Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” *** 'When the Christ comes'
„ Wśród nocnej ciszy” *** Silence of the night
„ Lulajże Jezuniu” *** ' Sleep little Jesus'
„ Cicha noc” *** ' Silent night '
„ Bóg się rodzi” *** 'When the God comes'
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  1. 1. Christmas in Poland
  2. 2. Preparations
  3. 3. Period of Advent <ul><li>A time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25th </li></ul>
  4. 4. Roraty
  5. 5. <ul><li>Children prepare typical Advent Calendar, where put some sweets or chocolates, and can eat just one each day . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Building Christmas cribs
  7. 8. The winner of the Cracov Nativity Cribs contest
  8. 9. Santa Claus in the kindergarden
  9. 10. As an every year tradition, we organise school Christmas Eve for the students community
  10. 12. We give for each other presents. 2 weeks before we organise a draw and everyone choose one person by lot and make present for him with his own hands.
  11. 13. It could be Christmas card
  12. 14. Some weird thing?
  13. 15. Homemade cakes
  14. 16. <ul><li>We also organise concerts in our school. There people present their music skills singing and playing carols. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Christmas Eve for all of the teachers and the rest of the staff.
  16. 19. In Poland there are three days of Christmas: <ul><li>Christmas Eve </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Day </li></ul><ul><li>Second Day of Christmas </li></ul>
  17. 20. Christmas Eve
  18. 21. Christmas tree <ul><li>On Christmas Eve, sometimes the day before, coniferous tree is dressed by the whole family, which will ensure prosperity in the coming year. </li></ul>
  19. 22. The story of a star placed on the tops of trees <ul><li>During the communist regime they tried to replace the gold star on red, and sometimes in the shape of domes spiers of Kremlin Orthodox churches, but the tradition has proved stronger </li></ul>
  20. 24. Cooking
  21. 25. <ul><li>Carp is definitely the king of the table </li></ul>
  22. 26. To commemorate the 12 apostles we prepare 12 dishes
  23. 27. Kutia - a mix of soaked wheat, raisins, nuts, honey and spices
  24. 28. Pierogi with cabbage and mushrooms
  25. 29. Vegetable salad
  26. 30. Herring <ul><li>With cream </li></ul><ul><li>With olive oil and onion </li></ul><ul><li>„ under the quilt” with beetroot, eggs, carot, mayonnaise </li></ul><ul><li>With cream and apples </li></ul><ul><li>With tomates, onion, </li></ul><ul><li>raisins </li></ul>
  27. 31. Compote from dry fruits -apples, plums, pears, honey, cinnamone stick, cloves, lemon, orange...
  28. 32. Bigos
  29. 34. customs
  30. 35. <ul><li>We 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. </li></ul>Some families invite to this day a poor person, needy, or a child from an orphanage
  31. 36. <ul><li>The table is covered with white tablecloth and hay is spread under it as a remainder that God was born in a manger... </li></ul>
  32. 37. When the first star appears <ul><li>We share Oplatek- a thin wafer and wish one another whatever the heart dictates:happiness, money, good job, good health etc... </li></ul>
  33. 38. At First and Second Day of Christmas guests, usually family, visit us or we visit them
  34. 39. <ul><li>Meals on the 1 st and the 2 nd day of Christmas are different. Depends on family tradition and tastes of the household. The most popular is roast duck or goose. </li></ul>
  35. 40. In a lot of families there's a tradition of smoking the ham.
  36. 41. <ul><li>Cheese cake </li></ul><ul><li>Apple cake </li></ul><ul><li>Poppy-seed cake </li></ul>
  37. 42. Groups of young people dressed in traditional costumes walk along villages and sing carols wishing all the best for Christmas.
  38. 43. 2 nd day of Christmas <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  39. 44. superstitions
  40. 45. Is believed that if a man with a woman stand under the mistletoe they will fall in love with each other.
  41. 46. <ul><li>It's good to put the carp's scale into the wallet. It will ensure well-being in the following year. </li></ul>
  42. 47. <ul><li>During the Christmas Eve you should neither argue nor cry because discord and sadness will exist in your home during the whole new year untill the next Christmas... </li></ul>
  43. 48. <ul><li>Women who is pregnant should neither sew nor do the washing because her child could be born ill. </li></ul>
  44. 49. Christmas Carols
  45. 50. „ Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” *** 'When the Christ comes'
  46. 51. „ Wśród nocnej ciszy” *** Silence of the night
  47. 52. „ Lulajże Jezuniu” *** ' Sleep little Jesus'
  48. 53. „ Cicha noc” *** ' Silent night '
  49. 54. „ Bóg się rodzi” *** 'When the God comes'

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