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Oplatek a Polish Christmas Tradition

Christmas is a time for sharing family traditions and customs. A popular Polish tradition is the sharing of the Oplatek. During this custom Family members and friends break off a small piece of the opłatek wafer and give it to one another along with a blessing. Breaking off and exchanging part of opłatek with someone is symbol of forgiveness between two people and is meant to remind participants of the importance of Christmas, God, and family.