Christmas
in
Poland
 
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In
Poland,
families
traditionally
gather
for
 
a
meal
 
 
on
Christmas Eve,
which
is
known
as
 
Wigilia.
 
They
will
start
eating
when
they
see
 
the
first
star
in
 
the
night
sky.
 
The
meal
has
12
courses
 
which
will
traditionally
include
carp.
 
The
family
share
 
a
special
bread
wafer
called
 
"Oplatek",
 
 
which
symbolises
forgiveness.
 
The
grown-ups
will
give presents
to
each other
 
 
on
 
Wigilia,
but
children
might
receive presents
 
earlier
in
 
the
month,
 
on
 
Sw
 
Mikolaj
 
Saint
Nicholas
Day
(6th
December).