Set of 2 Mini Christmas Wafers & Hay (Oplatek & Sianko)
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Two Christmas sets of small christmas wafer (oplatek) and hay (sianko). The sets are bundled together and hygienically sealed in polybags. The wafer is baked from pure wheat flour and water. Christmas wafer measures 2" x 3.25". Hay measures approx: 4" x 4". 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.
Make the Christmas Eve special for you and your family by placing this white oplatek on the table ornamented with hay and a white cloth linen.