With origins in Poland, Oplatki are simple, white wafers with a Christmas scene (e.g. the Nativity) embossed onto them. Before dinner on Christmas Eve, families gather around the table and share blessings for each other and ask for forgiveness while breaking off a small piece to consume and passing the Oplatki onto the next family member.
Can you see how it mimics the Eucharistic meal that Catholics partake of each time they attend Mass?
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