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[tarnobrzeg-gen] Christmas in Poland

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  • Marek Duszkiewicz
    In Poland, an elaborate tradition called Wigilia is celebrated. Beginning on Christmas Eve, a strict 24-hour fast is observed which ends with a huge Christmas
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      In Poland, an elaborate tradition called Wigilia is celebrated.
      Beginning on Christmas Eve, a strict 24-hour fast is
      observed which ends with a huge Christmas feast. In honor of the star of
      Bethlehem, the meal cannot begin until
      the first star of night appears. Though Christmas is Poland is
      officially known as Boze Narodzenie, it is most
      often referred to as Gwiazdka, which means "little star." Once the star
      appears, a special rice wafer blessed by the
      parish priest called oplatek, is broken into pieces and shared by all.
      Finally the meal can begin. The feast consists
      of twelve courses, one for each Apostle. The table is always set with
      one extra seat in case a stranger or the Holy
      Spirit should appear to share the meal.

      more You can find at
      http://www.polishworld.com/christmas/

      Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia for all Tarnobrzeg-Gen subscribers

      marek Duszkiewicz

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