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Lent 2021

Krakow residents are remarkably religious. The Christian tradition of 40 days of Lent turns into an impressive event

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During six weeks of Lent spectacular ceremonies and special services are organised in the old and beautiful churches of the city. A culmination of the traditional events falls on the Holy Week.

One of the most striking and attractive events is the hooded procession of the Archconfraternity of the Lord’s Passion. Known as the Brotherhood of Good Death, this Archconfraternity has existed for more than 400 years. On every Friday of Lent, the procession goes around the Old Town and finishes with a ceremony in the 13th-century Church of St. Francis of Assisi, which is located in the Main Square in the very heart of the city. The Franciscan Church is also well-known for its murals with floral motifs and magnificent stained glass windows, created by polish painter and poet Stanislaw Wyspianski in the late 19th century.