decorating houses and Christmas trees, singing carols, presents giving preparing special meals
We decorate our trees with lights, gaudy baubles and chains. At the top of a tree we traditionally put a star that symbolizes the star that led the Magi to Bethlehem. Many people decorate their trees with sweets and self-made ornaments.
RED BORSCH – a beetroot soup CABBAGE DUMPLINGS BIGOS –stewed cabbage with pea POPPY-SEEK CAKE
Przybieżeli do Betlejem (Shepherds have come running to Bethlehem) - a Polish carol that dates back to the 17th century
In Poland, Christmas starts with the first star that appears on the sky. Then family gathers around a table and reads a passage of the Bible. After that, all members share a special wafer when exchangining Christmas wishes. They have dinner together, talk and sing carols. At midnight there is a mass called pasterka.
December 25 25 December is a day reserved for family and friends. Its time to relax and indulge yourself eating everything youve prepared (usually) in front of TV. We watch our must-be movies e.g. Home Alone, Shrek etc. When the weather is good, we go out to enjoy snow and brisk air.