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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

A TRADITIONAL POLISH CUSTOM USED AT CHRISTMAS TIME TO EXTEND BEST
WISHES OF THE SEASON AND A PERSONAL GREETING FOR THE NEW YEAR, IS
THE EXCHANGING OF SMALL PIECES OF WAFERS KNOWN AS "OPLATKI" WHICH
IN ENGLISH MEANS "ANGEL BREAD."

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT WAS TAUGHT THIS FROM HER PARENTS WHO WERE BORN IN POLAND.
SHE LEARNED IT WHEN SHE WAS VERY YOUNG AND STILL PRACTICES IT TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANT'S HOME

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

Date learned: 11-03-1971

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