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My 3 favorite Polish quotes describing Christmas! Posted by on Dec 9, 2020 in Culture

Christmas is definitely one of my favorite holidays! It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, there is just something special about this time of the year.

Polish Christmas (Święta Bożego Narodzenia) is one of the most festive holiday celebrations in Poland and it plays a major part in Polish culture, tradition and heritage.

Christmas decor in Warsaw, Poland. Image by Natalia K from Pixabay

I have 3 absolute favorite Polish quotes that describe Christmas in a perfect way!


„Jest taki dzień, bardzo ciepły, choć grudniowy,
Dzień, zwykły dzień, w którym gasną wszelkie spory.
(…) Niebo ziemi, niebu ziemia
Wszyscy wszystkim ślą życzenia,
Drzewa ptakom, ptaki drzewom,
Tchnienie wiatru płatkom śniegu.”

There is a day, very warm, although in December,

A day, an ordinary day when all disagreements are gone.

(…) Heaven to earth, earth to heaven

Everyone is sending everyone good wishes,

Trees to birds, birds to trees,

A breath of wind to snowflakes

Krzysztof Dzikowski, „Jest taki dzień” Czerwone Gitary (part of the song)

Jest w moim Kraju zwyczaj, że w dzień wigilijny,
Przy wzejściu pierwszej gwiazdy wieczornej na niebie,
Ludzie gniazda wspólnego łamią chleb biblijny,
Najtkliwsze przekazując uczucia w tym chlebie.

It is customary in my country that on Christmas Eve,

At the rise of the first evening star in the sky,

People of the common nest break the Bible bread,

The most tender feelings are conveyed in this bread.

Cyprian Kamil Norwid

I pomyśl, jakie to dziwne,
że Bóg miał lata dziecinne,
matkę, osiołka, Betlejem.

And think how strange it is

that God had a childhood,

mother, donkey, Bethlehem.

Jan Twardowski

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

I have written quite a few posts about Christmas traditions in Poland. Take a look at some of them:

Special meaning of Polish Christmas traditions


Some great Polish Christmas traditions

A must read about Polish Christmas customs

What are your favorite Polish Christmas traditions?


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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


  1. John Grzywacz:

    Thank you for your information. HAVE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. bill koob:

    my mother was Polish i grew up in michigan with my sister who was older. my mother would talk Polish with her mother. i have relatives in Radziejow Poland the older ones dont talk english. i have been to Poland many times and enjoy ourselves very much. i have tried to learn Polish but it is very complicated