Take a stroll through a town on January 6 and there is a fair chance you’ll run into the Three Wise Men backed by a procession.
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.
For many Poles, spending on Christmas this year will be more modest than last, a new survey shows.
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Toruń’s gingerbread tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, with the first mention of it coming in 1380 when a baker named Niclos Czan was recorded as producing the delicacy.
Poland has been for years the EU's largest carp producer with its domestic production accounting for 30 percent of the total EU output, according to the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR).
Whilst Święty Mikołaj (Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus) still remains the most widespread, families in some parts of Poland recognise visits from Gwiazdor (‘Starman’), Dziadek Mróz (Grandfather Frost), Aniołek (the Angel), Dzieciątko (the child) and Gwiazdka (star).
Fifty-nine percent of Poles are planning to spend no more than PLN 100 (EUR 21) on Christmas gifts for a single person this year, a survey has found.
Poles can exchange blood for Christmas trees on Wednesday as part of a campaign to increase blood stocks.