Christmas in Poland
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. And they always leave a free place at the Christmas table – what if some guest looks at the light? And on December 25 in Poland there is a tradition of visiting each other. The owners of the house are sure to bring treats and wine, congratulate them on Christmas and generously share their festive mood with others.
Warsaw during the winter holidays is a bewitching sight. On New Year’s Eve, on the streets of the city you will find many statues and figures of angels, pouring bells and burning festive lights garlands decorating houses and trees. And on each door there is always a small Christmas wreath of pine needles, decorated with ribbons, berries and small bells. The main Christmas tree of the country stands on the central square of Warsaw and fireworks take off, so uncontrollable fun reigns around it and the real holiday does not stop. If you decide to celebrate New Year 2014 with your family in Warsaw, you will give yourself and your loved ones an amazing winter tale that will never be forgotten.
Snow fairy tale of Warsaw
Do you want to see magnificent buildings, beautiful snow-covered parks and feel every moment of the winter mystery that reigns in ancient European cities? Go to New Year and Christmas in Warsaw!
Warsaw is beautiful at any time of the year – amazing architecture, many sights and monuments will always find something to surprise you. Be sure to visit the Royal Route, formed by the most beautiful streets of the city. It connects three royal residences: Wilanus Palace, Royal Castle and Lazenkovsky Palace. In Lazenkowski Park you can admire the famous Polish “theater on the water” and the monument to Frederic Chopin surrounded by a park pond. But Warsaw’s Old Town is especially beautiful in winter, during the Christmas holidays, when everything is strewn with snow, and a real fairytale holiday reigns in the streets.
On New Year’s Eve in Zakopane – for large and small
If you prefer a more active holiday, and want to celebrate New Year and Christmas 2014 in a good ski resort, be sure to pay attention to Zakopane. Excellent tracks, good infrastructure and a whole range of winter entertainment from the first seconds will conquer both large and small guests. And in winter evenings in Zakopane, whole strings of horse-drawn sleighs decorated with shining lanterns go out into the nature – this bewitching sight will not leave anyone indifferent. Looking at the horse carts sliding along the snowy road, everyone can feel the fabulous atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
Christmas and New Year in Zakopane will give you and your family a lot of vivid impressions: a ski and sports complex, your own entertainment program, fireworks, clubs and restaurants in the resort will not let you get bored for a second. If you are planning a vacation in Zakopane with children, your kids will definitely appreciate the water park located next to Zakopane, in which every child can find entertainment to his liking. And for lovers of excursion programs, tours to the natural attractions of Poland will be especially interesting: the Koshteliskaya Valley, the Sea Eye, the Oytsovsky National Park and the Bialowieza Forest.