All Around Nativity Scenes
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
For the fourth time Kraków ushers in winter attired in beautiful festive decorations: the All Around Nativity Scenes campaign prepared by the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and the Krakow Festival Office (to 31 January) brings specially commissioned nativity scenes into the city space. The collection has been growing over the years, and today it includes fifteen dazzling exhibits. But there’s more: window displays of bookshops, restaurants and shops throughout the city present almost thirty smaller, traditional nativity scenes from the museum’s collections, awarded at previous nativity scene contests. As in previous years, on Epiphany 6 January, Michał Niezabitowski, director of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków, leads the guided walk All Around Nativity Scenes culminating at the post-contest exhibition at Celestat. The tour sets off at 2pm from the National Archive in Kraków at 16 Sienna Street. The location is no accident: 120 years ago, the building held the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków which has been the patron of the nativity scene tradition since 1946.
And this year’s events are even more special than ever: in November 2018 Kraków’s nativity scenes became the first Polish custom to be included on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (Dorota Dziunikowska, “Karnet” monthly)
Kraków Nativity Scene Contest Exhibition
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4:00 PM - Sunday, February 24, 2019
Opera Rara Festival 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 12:00 AM
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 28, 2019
Independence. Around Józef Piłsudski’s Historical Thought
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 27, 2019
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