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The Story of Oplatki - A Beautiful Christmas Tradition from Eastern Europe

A Beautiful and Inspiring Christmas Tradition from Eastern Europe

Among Catholic families in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the start of the traditional Wigilia (Christmas Eve Vigil) meal begins with Oplatki, Oblatky, or Plotkele, a thin Communion-like rectangular wafer made of unleavened bread and stamped with different Christmas symbols. Some families call it the “bread of Love” and it is widely known in English-speaking countries simply as the Christmas wafer. Some eastern German families are also known to use a wafer called Opladen in their Christmas cooking.

Madonna and Child Christmas Ornament

Madonna and Child Christmas Ornament

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