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Hi, everybody! In this lesson, you'll learn some important phrases for Christmas in Poland and some valuable cultural tips.
In Polish, Christmas is called...
Boże Narodzenie
[slowly] Boże Narodzenie
Polish Christmas is celebrated over two days - December 25th and 26th.
Traditionally, this is when people spend time with friends and family and enjoy delicious meals together. You can also buy fresh produce at Christmas markets, which are popular across Poland.
On Boże Narodzenie, or "Christmas Day," Polish people greet each other by saying Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
(slow) Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
It means "Merry Christmas!"
When you meet someone on Christmas day, be sure to greet them with this phrase.
Polish people celebrate the holiday with their own special events and customs. The most popular food to eat on Christmas is...
It means "carp."
Carp is a fish that is prepared in many different ways.
In the past, a live fish was bought a few days before Christmas and would swim in the bath until it was killed by the chef! These days, people prefer to buy pre-cut carp fillets.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what you've learned. Listen to the words and repeat after me.
Boże Narodzenie
* beep
Boże Narodzenie
"Merry Christmas"
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
* beep
Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia!
* beep
Well done! [pause] Here's a fun fact! What is special about mass on Christmas Eve in Poland?
This mass is special because, in Poland, it is the most attended mass of the year. It takes place in every church at midnight on Christmas Eve.
You just learned about how Polish people celebrate Christmas and some important facts about the holiday.
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See you soon!. Dziękuję i do zobaczenia na następnej lekcji!