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Set of 12 Large Christmas Wafers (Oplatki)


One of the most beautiful and most revered Polish customs is the breaking and sharing of oplatek. The use of the Christmas wafer is not only by Poles but

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Set of 12 Large Christmas Wafers (Oplatki)

One of the most beautiful and most revered Polish customs is the breaking and sharing of oplatek. The use of the Christmas wafer is not only by Poles but also by Lithuanians, Czechs, Slovaks, and people of Slavic ancestry all over the world. This is such a deeply moving moment that often tears of love and joy are evoked from the family members who are breaking this symbolic bread.


The oplatek is a thin, unleavened wafer baked from pure wheat flour and water. These three sets of White Christmas Wafer are stamped with beautiful figures of the Godchild, the blessed Mary, and St. Joseph. Each set contains 4 large wafers for a total of 12 large wafers measuring 3.5″ x 6″. The packages are hygienically sealed in polybags with a varying Christmas images on the front and a Christmas Carol in Polish language on the back. Imported from Poland.


The most important night for many Eastern European cultures is the Christmas Eve (Wigilia) during which 12 meatless dishes is prepared to symbolize twelve Apostles. The table is beautifully set with a snow-white linen tablecloth under which is placed a piece of hay (sianko) to remind of Christ’s birth in a stable. The tradition also indicates that an extra chair and a place setting is reserved for an unexpected guest who happens to pass by and in memory of those who are departed. Right before the supper, all members of the family break and share oplatek along with best wishes and blessings. For those members of the family who are absent, a piece of oplatek is often sent by mail to represent the love and family unity.

  • Set of 3 packages of white large wafers
  • 12 large size wafers total
  • Each wafer measure 3.5″ x 6″
  • Wafer is baked from pure wheat flour & water
  • Imported from Poland
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