are among the most beautiful songs sung at Christmas
Christmas was a source of inspiration for artists representing different
have deeply religious Christmas carols whose themes contain thoughts about
life and human beigns
the context of the Nativity.The oldest Polish Christmas carols date back
to the 15th century.
ancient Slavic word "kola" has a latin root.
Romans defined the first day of each month by the term "calenda".
January calendas were particulary important for they referred for a
celebration of sun being reborn
long winter months and were accompanied by festivities, gift giving and
exchanges of greetings.
Slavs initially referred to New Year's gifts by the term calendas as well
as house visiting as "carolling"
went from house to house with greetings,songs and modest gifts, hoping to
get offerings and some treats from the hosts.
Polish Christmas carols are songs handed down by tradition whose authors
would be difficult to find.
are often the real treasures of folk poetry.They have a lot of sincere
naivete and simplicity
also a certain charm.
melody of Polish carols is rich and its artistic features quite out of the