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Polish Christmas Eve

ALL MEMBERS OF A FAMILY GATHER AT GRANDPARENTS'
HOUSE FOR A POLISH SUPPER FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION OF A PIECE OF OPLATKI, A LARGE COMMUNTION WAFER, RECEIVED FROM THE PARISH PRIEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OPLATKI?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

AT CHRISTMAS A SPECIAL WAFER WITH A HOLY PICTURE ON IT WAS PASSED
AROUND THE DINNER TABLE AND EVERYONE TOOK A BITE. IT WOULD BRING
GOD'S BLESSING ON EVERYONE

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S FAMILY DID THIS WHEN SHE WAS SMALL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MONROE

James Callow Keyword(s): OPLATKI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F122
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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POLISH CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

AT CHRISTMAS TIME MANY POLISH PEOPLE
GATHER TOGETHER AT A PARTY. EVERYONE HAS A
BLESSED WAFER MADE OF OPWATKI. TWO PEOPLE
BREAK A PIECE OFF EACH OTHER'S WAFER, EAT IT, AND
WISH EACH OTHER GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; OPLATKI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Oplatki

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

LITHUANIAN FAMILIES MAKE A SQUARE-SHAPED BREAD AT
CHRISTMAS TIME CALLED "CHRISTMAS BREAD." IT IS THIN
LIKE A COMMUNION HOST WITH DESIGNS SUCH AS ANGELS
EMBOSSED ON IT. THE FATHER OR HEAD OF THE FAMILY
TAKES THE FIRST PIECE AND THEN EVERYONE ELSE PRESENT
TAKES A PIECE FROM THE LOAF. NO MATTER HOW LARGE A
NUMBER OF PEOPLE, ALL MUST BREAK A PIECE FROM THE
FIRST LOAF, AND PIECES ARE SAVED FOR MEMBERS OF THE
FAMILY WHO ARE ABSENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OPLATKI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Oplatki

Date learned: 02-10-1967

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CHRISTMAS CUSTOM

LITHUANIAN FAMILIES MAKE A SQUARE-SHAPED BREAD AT
CHRISTMAS TIME CALLED "CHRISTMAS BREAD." IT IS THIN
LIKE A COMMUNION HOST WITH DESIGNS SUCH AS ANGELS
EMBOSSED ON IT. THE FATHER OR HEAD OF THE FAMILY
TAKES THE FIRST PIECE AND THEN EVERYONE ELSE PRESENT
TAKES A PIECE FROM THE LOAF. NO MATTER HOW LARGE A
NUMBER OF PEOPLE, ALL MUST BREAK A PIECE FROM THE
FIRST LOAF, AND PIECES ARE SAVED FOR MEMBERS OF THE
FAMILY WHO ARE ABSENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OPLATKI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Oplatki

Date learned: 02-10-1967

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POLISH

POLISH EASTER CUSTOMS INCLUDE THE CONSECRATING OF
FOLK PASTRY, THE DECORATING AND GIVING OF THE
EASTER EGGS, AND THE CREMONIAL EATING OF CERTAIN
BLESSED FOODS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOLK PASTRY=OPLATKI?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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