Since Christmas night in Poland is traditionally considered a family holiday, most Poles try to meet it at home, and in each family, mandatory preparations are made. Every Polish mistress in the morning starts a general cleaning of the house, prepares twelve dishes, decorates the rooms and decorates the Christmas tree. The festive table is prepared in strict accordance with church traditions, so all the dishes that are prepared for Christmas Eve are necessarily lean: fish, cereals, traditional red soup with ears, Christmas pastries. In addition, there is always a large plate with wafers on the Polish Christmas table, and some Polish families still put a little straw under the Christmas table – in memory of the Bethlehem Cave.
Celebrating Christmas in Poland, you will be surprised at the hospitality of the Poles – according to tradition, lonely people are always invited to join the celebration, because on this magical evening no one should be alone, and people are always ready to share with others a piece of their Christmas tale. Continue reading