Easter Time in Krakow



Easter in Krakow is magical time preceded with Palm Sunday (5th April 2009) On this day people bring the branches made of pusssy willow or wild flowers to the church for blessing. You can buy Easter palms near every church in Krakow and also on the Main Market Square . On Saturday before Easter Sunday polish people take to the churches decorated baskets containing a sampling of traditional food to be blessed. A typical basket includes eggs, salt, cake, ham or sausage and bread, but there will also be painted eggs and always a small model of a lamb. The decorated eggs in the baskets called “pisanki” is another classic feature of the Polish Easter. Children and adults decorate eggs with lots of colour and flowers and put on the Polish Easter Table as an essential part of it. The most famous Mass on the Saturday take place in front of the Mariacki Church at 1:00 pm. Easter Sunday is in Krakow day of family meetings. This day begins with a visit to the church in the morning. When family has returned home from Mass does the Easter breakfast begin. There is tradition to share blessed eggs with the members of the family and wish each other good health and happiness. Easter Monday is the one day in the year in Krakow when the consumption of water shoots up. There is in Krakow and whole Poland delightful tradition of Śmigus Dyngus when the guys are sprinkling girls with the water or perfumes. But there is also the other version of Smigus Dyngus when the whole buckets of water come into play. On Easter Monday numerous stalls open in the Salvator district, selling mainly sweets and toys. There is a chance to soak in polish traditions called Emaus, alive for last 7 centuries. But watch out, everyone can be wet !!



2 Responses to “Easter Time in Krakow”

  1. 1 matt

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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