I want to convey my most cordial wishes to all members of the Eastern Church in Poland. Let this feast bring you happiness, understanding, forgiveness and warmth, PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on the eve of the Orthodox Church's Christmas Day (on or around January 7).
Three Kings procession adds a bit of zest to an old Christmas tradition.
The oldest Christmas carol in Poland dates back to 1424 and was called Zdrów Bądź, Królu Anjelski (Praised Be, Lord of Angels). Since then the tradition has thrived, with one carol, Bóg Się Rodzi (God is Born) almost becoming Poland’s national anthem in 1792.
EXCLUSIVE: The simplistically beautiful cards were created by some of Poland’s leading illustrators who became known as the Polish School of Illustration.
Come Christmas churches display beautiful nativity scenes as part of tradition that goes back centuries.
An organisation is making sure foreigners don’t feel alone over Christmas by getting people to invite them in for Christmas Eve.
In this special festive episode of Heart of Poland, join The First News as we walk around the streets of Warsaw and learn more about Christmas in Poland and Christmas traditions in Poland. Sees the sights and smells of a traditional Christmas market in Warsaw guided by Warsaw tour guide, Kuba Wesołowski and our regular host, Patrick Ney.
A magical display of lights and music hits the royal palace and offers an escape from shopping hell.
The festive season became illuminated in the capital over the weekend with the switching on of the Christmas lights. The lights have become an attraction over recent years, luring locals and foreigner alike to Warsaw’s streets.