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What if it's not possible to see the "little star" to start PL Christmas?


momoftwo 1 | -  
18 Dec 2007 /  #1
I am looking for the answer to my question. What happens if it is cloudy and you can't see the "little star" to start Christmas Eve?

I am trying to reinstate some of the lost polish traditions into our family. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
polishgirltx  
18 Dec 2007 /  #2
so we wait with Xmas till next year...maybe the star will show up...!!!

;P
krysia 23 | 3,058  
18 Dec 2007 /  #3
Shine a spot-light in the sky. Duh...
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
19 Dec 2007 /  #4
well, the tradition (at least the version I know) doesn't say you actually have to see the star beofre you can start the Christmas' Eve dinner/supper - so you may just make some observation of the sky in the previous days (if the sky is clean) to figure out at what time the first star shows, I think it's around 5.30-6.00 PM, and to be prepared for an "emergency" (i.e. cloudy sky on the special day)
Ronek 1 | 261  
19 Dec 2007 /  #5
What happens if it is cloudy and you can't see the "little star" to start Christmas Eve?

well thats a tricky one ;)

I always observe the sky and if it happens so that its to cloudy to see anything you can always interpret whatever you see as you wish ;)

(a flying over airplane etc) :)

try not to be to overzelous with all the rules;)
rafik 18 | 589  
19 Dec 2007 /  #6
if you can't see the star then usuall time to start christmas is 6-7pm.it may vary from hose to house
telefonitika  
19 Dec 2007 /  #7
krysia

that gave me a much needed giggle :D
inkrakow  
19 Dec 2007 /  #8
Doesn't matter - it's just a good way to keep the kids occupied while you finish cooking...
krysia 23 | 3,058  
19 Dec 2007 /  #9
Pretend that UFO up there is a star, and everyone will be happy. Geez.
ukpolska  
19 Dec 2007 /  #10
Funny you say that, because one year my sister-in-law spotted the space station going overhead and then said it's time to eat until she realised it was moving.

And that's true!! :O)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
19 Dec 2007 /  #11
I am trying to reinstate some of the lost polish traditions into our family. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

The first star in the sky can appear in the late afternoon as it will be dark by 4:00pm.

Some people are just getting home from work at this time. So, the star is there when you want it to be there.

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