Why do Polish celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve?
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Beside this, what is Christmas Eve called in Poland?
Christmas Eve is known as Wigilia (pronounced vee-GHEE-lee-uh). Traditionally, the house is also cleaned and everyone wore their best festive clothes. The main Christmas meal is eaten in the evening and is called "Kolacja wigilijna" (Christmas Eve supper).
One may also ask, why is Christmas on 24th December? 24th - Christmas eve..the night waiting for Christ's being born. This is the big family dinner (no meat though) and presents are given out once the first star appears on the sky. The most religious people go to church at midnight to celebrate the God's birth. 25th - First day of Christmas.
Then, what do Polish do on Christmas Day?
Christmas Eve (Wigilia), Christmas Day, and Boxing Day (or St Stephen's Day) are important days that are celebrated in many Polish homes. Christmas preparations begin days before December 25. Houses and apartments are cleaned and adorned with decorations, including a Christmas tree.
What do Polish eat on Christmas Eve?
A traditional Wigilia supper in Poland includes fried carp and borscht (beetroot soup) with uszka (ravioli). Carp provides a main component of the Christmas Eve meal across Poland; carp fillet, carp in aspic and gefilte fish.