Category Archives: Kolędy

Moja Miłość do Kolęd — My love of Polish Carols

One of my earliest childhood memories of Christmas is going to midnight Mass (after our traditional Christmas Eve dinner–Wigilia) and hearing the choir at my grandparent’s decidedly Polish Catholic Church in rural Thorp, Wisconsin  (St. Hedwig’s) singing Polish Christmas Carols–kolędy. I … Continue reading

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Kolędy in Translation: Cicha Noc

OK. As i mentioned, I’m starting a new series of posts here. What I’m interested in is the more-or-less literal translation of various Polish Christmas Carols (Kolędy). I am trying to understand their meaning in Polish. So, i am posting … Continue reading

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I need your help translating Polish Christmas Carols (Kolędy)

I am looking for some help. I have lots of books that have Polish Christmas Carols (Kolędy) in Polish, and others that have them in both Polish and English. But when they are translated into English, the are somewhat “romanticized”…..that … Continue reading

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Wigilia

Wigilia preparation at my home is well under way, and all is under control at this time. But what exactly is wigilia, you may ask. It is something that my family has never not celebrated, it is a tradition, not … Continue reading

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Kolędy Extravaganza

I have spent a good part of the day playing various  Kolędy CDs that I have. So I thought it may be a good idea to give some reviews and info about some of them. Here is some info on the first … Continue reading

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Kolędy — Polish Christmas Carols

I spent a part of my evening tonight taking inventory–inventory of the various CDs of Polish Christmas Carols (Kolędy in Polish) that I own. I have just over 20 CDs, some as CDs, some as albums in my iTunes library, … Continue reading

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