Concerts & Festivals

 

Lajkonik Parade


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Lajkonik Parade is an old traditional Polish celebration which takes place every year on first Thursday after the Corpus Christi. The main hero of this event is Lajkonik – a rider with long beard, dressed in oriental clothes and riding on an artificial horse. He always passes the traditional route from...

Pierogi Festival (Dumplings Festival)


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Pierogi Festival in Krakow was first organized in August 2003 and lasted 2 days. Each year it was becoming more and more popular and now it lasts sometimes for even five days. It is still organized every August around 14th – 16th of the month which corresponds with the Catholic Feast of the Assumption.

International Soup Festival


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It is the only festival of this kind in Poland. It was first organized in Krakow in May 2002 and as it turned out to be successful one, since then it is held annually, always in May. It is kept in form of competition for the title of “best soup of the year” and of course public is invited to take part in...

International Festival of Street Theatres


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Every year in July, Festival of Street Theatres in Krakow is attended by many theatre groups from all over the world, mostly from European countries. Usually it takes place in the middle of July.

Jewish Culture Festival


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The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is one of the most important and largest events of its kind in the world. The First Festival took place in 1988 and its program focused on a scholarly conference on the encounter between two cultures, Jewish and Polish. It was a modest occasion but it turned out to have...

Wianki Festival


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History of the Wianki festival goes back into pagan times. Before Christianity dominated Poland, in pagan tradition day of 24th June each year was a day of fertility celebration called Kupala Night. Today it is only a music festival, but its characteristic feature is that it always takes place on the bank of...

Juwenalia Students Festival


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Besides Jagiellonian University, in Krakow there are many other important and big universities/academies which make the city most important educational centre in Poland. Total number if students living in Krakow exceeds substantially number of 100 thousand. Every year, usually during the second weekend of May,...

Misteria Paschalia Festival


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The Misteria Paschalia Festival is one of the most important classical music events in Poland. It takes place annually in Krakow since 2004 around Easter time. During 8 days of festival, you can hear world famous artists who perform here classical music concerts focused on religious character of Easter.
 
 
 

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