Opłatki, meaning “holy bread,” are large, thin, rectangular wafers which are embossed with figures of the Christ Child or other Nativity scenes. The breaking of the Christmas wafer is a custom that began in Poland in the 10th century.
Traditionally, on Christmas Eve, it is shared by family members and friends who offer each other good wishes and blessings.
A limited amount of blessed Opłatki are available at the Commons Reception Desk. Donations are always appreciated.