10 Polish Christmas Traditions

Christmas celebrations start in Poland on the 24th December – Wigilia Christmas Eve. Christmas dinner starts as soon as the first star is spotted on sky (which is around 6-7 pm). Before dinner, we share opłatek Christmas wafer and we wish all the best to each other. We leave an extra seat for the unexpected guest – no one should be alone or hungry on Christmas Eve.… Continue reading 10 Polish Christmas Traditions


The 12 dishes of Polish Christmas Eve

In Poland the 24th of December is probably the most important day of Christmas. It is known as Wigilia (pronounced vee-GHEE-lee-uh). Everyone puts a lot of effort into the the preparation of the Christmas Eve dinner Kolacja wigilijna. There are traditionally 12 dishes served on the table (referring to the twelve apostles). What can you find there? It depends from… Continue reading The 12 dishes of Polish Christmas Eve