Christmas in Poland

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It is a PowerPoint presentation that tells a bit about Polish Christmas traditions and food. It lasts for about 6 minutes and might be played with music – an instrumental version of Polish carols. The mp3 files have to be downloaded alongside with the presentation and saved on the same computer/CD. When you download these 3 files; simply open the PowerPoint presentation; press F5 button and enjoy :)

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January 2012
I have experienced more than one Polish Christmas, this is so lovely!
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August 2010
Thank you so much
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November 2009
Will use this for christmas assembly. My children, Polish and English will love this. Thank you.
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November 2008
Wow, this is wonderful. I have laminated these too and the boy whose family comes from Poland absolutely loves them and makes his parents feel respected and valued. Thank you so much.
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November 2008
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I have many Polish pupils and now can share their traditions with them and their class teachers.
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May 2008
Brilliant presentation. I am polish and I want to tell my pupils how we celebrate Christmas in Poland so I will definitely use this presentation during Christmas time. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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February 2008
Great Prestentation. As a Polish person I can say great job, couldn't do it better.
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Christmas

Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.[2][11][12] A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night;[13] in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave.[14] Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations,[15][16][17] is celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people,[1][18][19] and is an integral part of the holiday season. The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins.[20] Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, lighting a Christingle, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.[21] Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world. While the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25,[22] a date later adopted in the East,[23][24] although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which, in the Gregorian calendar, currently corresponds to January 7, the day after the Western Christian Church celebrates the Epiphany. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after the day on which early Christians believed that Jesus was conceived,[25] or with one or more ancient polytheistic festivals that occurred near southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice);[26][27] a further solar connection has been suggested because of a biblical verse[a] identifying Jesus as the "Sun of righteousness".[25][28][29]