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Procession of St. Stanislaus

19 July 2016

The first pilgrimage from Wawel Cathedral to the church in Skałka was held on 8 May 1254. Ever since, the procession has been held on the first Sunday after 8 May . Saint Stanislaus, patron...

Nativity Scene Competition

13 July 2016

On the first Thursday in December participants gather at the statue of Adam Mickiewicz at the Rynek Główny to set off on a colourful pageant after the midday hejnał call. Cracovian...

Wianki and St John’s Fair

13 July 2016

On last Saturday in June , the Vistula boulevards resound with music and beautiful, colourful garlands flow down the river. As with many other traditions, the origins of the Wianki festival date...


13 July 2016

Once a year, on the Thursday following Corpus Christi , crowds gather in the courtyard of the Premonstratensian Convent . Everyone is waiting for the main hero of the day – Lajkonik, or the...

Enthronement of the Fowler King, and the Fowler Brotherhood

13 July 2016

The roots of the organisation extend most probably to the late 13th or early 14th century. Its best known customs that the Fowler brotherhood developed throughout the centuries include the election...

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