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Juwenalia Krakowskie 2019

What can be more wild and adventurous than a huge student party?

Juwenalia Krakowskie in Krakow - Best Time
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Krakow hosts thousands of students, as here is one of the oldest universities in the world! It was founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great, and became the first university in Poland and the second university in Central Europe. Every year, at the boundary between May and June the city goes wild. Juwenalia is an annual student holiday usually celebrated before the summer exams.

It was celebrated for the first time in the 15th century. Nowadays, it is a colourful and extraordinary festival. Students are well known for their unbreakable spirit and irrepressible fantasy. They take over the streets of Old Town and organise a wild time. There is no better way to go back to the good old days than to take part in Juvenalia’s extravagances.

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