Presentation on theme: "KLAUDIA KAŁOSKA 6C. Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual holiday. It occurs on December 24."— Presentation transcript:
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual holiday. It occurs on December 24 in the Western Christian Church, and is considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and the Western world, where it is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day.
The breaking of the Christmas wafer is a custom that began in Poland in the 10th century and is practiced by people of Polish ancestry around the world. It is considered the most ancient and beloved of Polish traditions.
On the eve of Christmas almost every Polish family puts in his apartment and decor Tree decoration. It is one of the youngest tradition of Christmas Eve. Initially, this also on Polish soil, a popular was "jodlka", ie vertex pine, fir or spruce suspended in a common ceiling. This tree was supposed to protect the house and its inhabitants from the evil power.
Inseparable part of Christmas is the Christmas carol. Poland has the most Christmas songs - almost two Christmas carols and pastorals four - no other country in the world can boast of such a set
Christmas Eve custom of giving gifts beginning of August takes its yet of later centuries by the Church was named Star, for gifts given when first noticed in the sky a star. Half a star identified with the star of Bethlehem. Because this part of Christmas Eve were most interested in children, therefore no wonder that they eagerly looked out of the first star in the sky.
Midnight Mass, Mass Midnight Mass - a solemn mass celebrated at night (usually at midnight or in the evening) from 24 to 25 December, the first Christmas. Midnight Mass commemorates the expectation and prayer aimed shepherds to Bethlehem. In Poland, is one of the most important Christmas tradition