Festive, colorful art complements the Polish Christmas greeting and Christmas customs of Poland are featured on the reverse side of this beautiful 3" glass ornament. Made in Hungary. Makes a perfect gift!
The back of the ornament reads...
"The first star in the Christmas Eve sky signals the beginning of the Wigilia (Christmas Eve) celebration. Before the Christmas Eve meal is served, the head of the house distributes an oplatki (peace wafer) symbolizing friendship and peace. A straw-strewn place setting is reserved for the humble Christ. Decorations include an elaborate creche and choinka (Christmas tree), straw stars, and colorful wycinanki (paper cut outs). Often young men carry a lighted star on a pole to Pasterka (Shepherd' Mass) at midnight. "