Dating polish singles
In another traditional Polish customs way of fortune telling, girls stand in a circle leaning over a bowl of water with a small floating walnut shell containing a tiny-lighted candle.
Each girl pastes a slip of paper with the name of a favored young man on the inside edge of the bowl above the water.
The reason: Traditionally, Christmas trees are not displayed until they are put up on Christmas Eve Day, and Jolly St.
Nick brought the kids presents on his namesake day, December 6th. Nick over in Poland does a much better job keeping a list of who's naughty or nice.
Here are a few ways that fortunes are told: The most popular way is by melting wax and pouring it into a bowl of cold water.
Wax is then picked up from the water, raised to the light, and the girls try to see the similarities of it to real objects.
Depending on the shapes, fortunes are told for the following year.
A girl, her eyes blindfolded, turns around three times while other girls rearrange the plates.It is (similar to a cane) made from a limb from the birch tree and used for corporal punishment.The naughtier kids are the bigger the "rozga" will be.The small angel is invisible, but the angel's presence is signalized by the sound of a ringing bell, and a moment later - the presents magically appear. Polish Christmas Carols or koledy are numerous and beautiful, especially when sung in Polish parishes at the Christmas Eve Mass.This Mass is called the Pasterka, which means the Shepherds Watch, and there is popular belief in Poland that while the congregation is praying, peace descends on the snow-clad earth and that during that holy night, the humble companions of men - the domestic animals - assume voices. Christmas Day itself in the traditional Polish custom is spent in rest, prayer, and visits to various members of the family.