Not diamonds, but picket fences, melted candle wax and walnut shells are a girls best friend on this special night. This is a special time for young Polish girls who want to find a husband.
[See for example Sobtka] Links with tradition are felt the strongest during the greatest religious feasts, such as Christmas, Easter, Corpus Christi processions and All Saints' Day.It is (similar to a cane) made from a limb from the birch tree and used for corporal punishment.The naughtier kids are the bigger the "rozga" will be.The small angel is invisible, but the angel's presence is signalized by the sound of a ringing bell, and a moment later - the presents magically appear. Polish Christmas Carols or koledy are numerous and beautiful, especially when sung in Polish parishes at the Christmas Eve Mass.This Mass is called the Pasterka, which means the Shepherds Watch, and there is popular belief in Poland that while the congregation is praying, peace descends on the snow-clad earth and that during that holy night, the humble companions of men - the domestic animals - assume voices. Christmas Day itself in the traditional Polish custom is spent in rest, prayer, and visits to various members of the family.The tradition of starman predates the tradition of Santa Claus.