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Christmas - how Polish are you?

My extended family does Wigilia and English Christmas Day.

The Poles were initially bemused over the crackers and paper crowns followed by the Queen, but got there in the end.

Wigilia is going to be complicated this year, as we have muslim friends staying with us for Christmas week. Will they manage the church bread and wishes?? Will my mate, who married a muslim girl and gave up pork but not alcohol, drink in front of his kids?

These questions and more will be answered in the fullness of time.

And are there any of you who feel the need to move country at Christmas or gather with people of your culture group (Anglo-Poles etc)?

Re: Christmas - how Polish are you?

Im fleeing back to the UK this Christmas, just to escape the endless permutations of fish. You only have to mention herring these days to make me green at the gills (pun intended).

Re: Christmas - how Polish are you?

Years ago I had to hunt carp (in Leeds market) to make elderly Poles happy. Only Jews sold it!
Hate the stuff - we have salmon.

Re: Christmas - how Polish are you?

We have a traditional Polish Christmas on Christmas Eve and then have the traditional British Christmas on Christmas Day. The two traditions tie in very well.