This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Poland. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Polish Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
The Star of Bethlehem is the most popular Christmas symbol. Christmas is known as Gwiazda, or "Little Star." The first star in the Christmas Eve sky signals the end of a day-long fast of Wigilia, and celebrations begin. Before the Christmas Eve meal is served, the household head distributes an oplatki (peace wafer) symbolizing friendship and peace. A straw-sewn place setting is reserved for the humble Christ. Decorations include an elaborate crèche and choinka (Christmas tree) decorated with straw stars, fruit, nuts, cookies and intricately painted eggs. Often, young men carry a lighted star on a pole en route to Pasterka (Shepherd's Mass) at midnight Christmas Eve.