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The Christmas Tree in Poland


Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #1
When do the Polish put up their Christmas tree and what do they put on it...chocolate..do you put the present under neath, do you do it as a family ......do people have fake ones...eweeeew

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FISZ 24 | 2,116  
10 Nov 2006 /  #2
I hate fake ones...and people try to spray pine scent LOL

I'm curoius about the ornaments too. We have so many different styles in the US. Ever see these new inverted trees? No joke...frikkin rediculous.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
10 Nov 2006 /  #3
In Poland the tree should go up on the 24th. There are no presents underneath it [at first]
The presents appear under the tree after the Christmas meal.
Different regions, different traditions. A Star Man or Angel or Santa bring the presents through a window which has been left open.
You should remember that Santa brings presents on Santa Claus Day, December 6th.
The tree is decorated in the English fashion, but it is different in every household.
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #4
to be honest as a child the tree was always decorated xmas eve....
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
10 Nov 2006 /  #5
You should remember that Santa brings presents on Santa Claus Day, December 6th.

Traditionally it's said that he visit's through a chimney. What abut in PL? The open window?

As children...we leave milk and cookies as a gift. Is this done for Santa day in PL?
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #6
a real one for me too, a small one though.

As children...we leave milk and cookies as a gift. Is this done for Santa day in PL?

a carrott and some brandy
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
10 Nov 2006 /  #7
ahhh a carrot for the reindeer and a shot for the old man...I see
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #8
me thinks, my dad had the shot and we prob had the carrot for dinner!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
10 Nov 2006 /  #9
Fisz,

Now we are at the point where traditions borrow from each other.

I would say that we don't leave anything for Santa on Santa Claus Day.
Usually gifts are just handed over on Dec 6th.

I have heard that santa [at Xmas] comes down the chimney, but others will say that an angel comes through the window.

Also, it's not normal, as in England, to give piles of presents on Xmas Eve. [We don't give presents on Christmas Day].

Because traditions vary I will wait for other people to post their version of Christmas.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
10 Nov 2006 /  #10
Interesting so far. I'd like to see some others.
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #11
well when were kids we had a pillow case at the bottom of the bed with nut / satsumars (tangarines) and small gifts but under the tree would be the goodies!...and we always went down stairs at about 2am...but told to sleep after unwrapping bikes etc!!! right I could sleep after!

I did have friend that their parents wouldnt let them open presents until after noon!! how crewl!
californiagirl  
11 Nov 2006 /  #12
Ever see these new inverted trees? No joke...frikkin ridiculous.

not to mention those pink Christmas trees that came out this year.
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Nov 2006 /  #13
Now that just wrong, Ill stick to my norwegan tree....
wozzy 8 | 206  
11 Nov 2006 /  #14
This year weve got Father Christmas wearing a black suit.................must be the soot from coming down the chimney :) :)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
11 Nov 2006 /  #15
I used to sell christmas trees. I owned a christmas tree farm and sheared them in the spring, re-planted the cut ones, etc. Lot of tree growers in Wisconsin. There were blue-spruce, white spruce and balsam firs. They smell the best.
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Nov 2006 /  #16
There were blue-spruce

thats what I get, not sure this year, will have to be a small one since I live in an apartment
wozzy 8 | 206  
11 Nov 2006 /  #17
I used to sell Christmas trees. I owned a Christmas tree farm

We sell about 2000 Christmas trees every year, have done for 26 years.

Just working on this years buying in. The problem this year is we haven't had a good frost to set the trees for winter. Without the frost the trees will shed the needles rapid.

So be careful of what you buy this year Amathyst even the Nordman and Noble fir a suspect.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
11 Nov 2006 /  #18
WOW! You know about trees too!
We also had white pines with long, soft needles, but they loose their needles very fast.
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Nov 2006 /  #19
tell ya what Wozzy, I'll pop over and get one off you, I only what a little one though...
wozzy 8 | 206  
11 Nov 2006 /  #20
Don't know about white pines...........the popular ones in england for christmas are Norway spruce, blue spruce, lodgepole pine, scotts pine , noble fir and nordman fir. There is also a spencer which is a cross between a spruce and fir thats getting popular in this country too.

My personal favorite is the Nordman fir, Floor to ceiling with two sides cut back to get it into the corner. Smells nice too.

I'll pop over and get one off you,

I'll make sure you get the best..........
OP Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Nov 2006 /  #21
hey am serious...no b&q for me this year!!!
wozzy 8 | 206  
11 Nov 2006 /  #22
B&Q get theirs for a guy up in Scotland called Spurway, has plantations all over the place.

I'm told B&Qs orders were cut and packed last month, in this heat they should be going mouldy by now...

Going home now .....Good night...........
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
13 Nov 2006 /  #23
I would say that we don't leave anything for Santa on Santa Claus Day.
Usually gifts are just handed over on Dec 6th.

On December 6th here in Wielkopolska Santa brings gifts for the children that have clean shoes. The gifts are usually sweets, and they are being left in the shoes by him at night. If you don't listen to your parents, and don't clean them there's no sweets for you. :)
Dora 2 | 29  
30 Nov 2006 /  #24
Wow the blue spruce trees are the best! We had an 8' one last year. Used to get white pines and sometimes fir trees when I was a kid in Philly.

Interesting when I was a kid we never put up the tree till 24 Dec. and no presents till 25th, and I see that its so in PL too. I think its that way many places in Europe. Here in the US the trees are up before December! Ridiculous! Sigh. I miss Europe.
Sparky - | 92  
31 Dec 2006 /  #25
We put up so much for Christmas. We have to start after Thanks Giving and do it in stages so it doesn't wear us out. It takes about five days to get everything put back up after the new year. I don't like it, but I do it for my family.We have a lot of small children running around, and it makes the place magical for them.

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