Kalach: ring-shaped bread typically served at Christmas and funerals. The dough is braided, often with three strands representing the Holy Trinity. The braid is then shaped into a circle (circle = kolo in Ukrainian) representing the circle of life and family.
The Oplatki a Polish tradition is celebrated at Christmas dinner, Family members and friends break off a small piece of the Oplatki wafer and give it to one another. The exchanging of Oplatki with someone is a symbol of forgiveness for past wrongs and is meant to remind participants of the importance of Christmas, God, and family.