For few days in my home everybody is cleaning, cooking and excited! Christmas is coming!
First, children dress the Christmas Tree, to Mikołaj (Santa Claus) has place to put gifts!
In the same time adults are preparing the table. There should be one more seat than family members because you never know if some unexpected visitor visit you!
Okay, so we have Christmas Tree, Place to put dishes but what dishes?
Everything starts with Opłatek (Christmas Wafer) Everybody exchange wishes and Opłatek with everybody.
Then on the table appear Barszcz (beetroot soup) with uszka (small dumplings) in it.
On the pic: Carp in Jelly, Herrings with garlic and herrings with..I don’t remember there was many kinds of herrings!
In the same time new dishes appear.
The main course is Karp (Carp) served with Sałatka Jarzynowa (Salad made with boiled potatoes and carrots with fresh peas, sweetcorn, dill cucumber, and boiled egg, mixed with mayonnaise) and bread.
Everybody must try at least 12 dishes! Just a little bit but still… 12!
We also have dessert, usually it’s cakes, many cakes
The most typical are Babka Piaskowa, Piernik (Gingerbread) and Sernik (Cheesecake).
Children are waiting for the First Star on the sky. When the First Star appear, children are looking around house for Mikołaj (Santa Claus) and when they come back to the Christmas Tree gifts are there. Then everybody open it, sing Kolędy (Christmas songs, carols) and enjoy Christmas.
I forgot write, that everybody look great, womens have dreeses or shirts, mens have shirts and ties. Everybody look ofical
Here is few the most beautiful Carols
Silent Night, Cicha Noc
Lulaj że Jezuniu
Przybieżeli do Betlejem
And something more modern
In small villages, and cities still are Kolędnicy. It’s children in Devil, Angel, The Kings, Maria, Juzef and Jezus costumes, going around city, singing and visiting people.
And at the end…
Merry Christmas Everyone!