Wianki Festival in Krakow


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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 Vistula river, right next to the Wawel Castle.

This picturesque surrounding of the concert gives it a fantastic atmosphere. Big stage is erected on one bank of the river and whole crowd gathers on the other side. Concerts are enriched with fireworks shows. Most popular Polish bands and artists perform on the stage in Krakow that day and also every year a special international star is also invited here what brings a festival bigger popularity abroad as well.

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