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Palm Sunday in Lipnica Murowana 2021

This feast celebrated on the last Sunday before Easter is especially important for the Kraków residents

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Every spring Lipnica Murowana holds a feast in order to commemorate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. During the holiday, the believers from Kraków and other places buy traditional “palms” or even make such decorations by themselves. They use various flowers and herbs for this purpose.

In the village of Lipnica Murowana, located 30 km (19 mi) east from Kraków, annual palm competitions are held annually since the 1950s. The aim of the competition is to keep the tradition alive and to enjoy the forecast of the coming spring. More than 15,000 people visit the village every year and support the atmosphere of the festival.

Some palms that take part in the contest may even reach a height of more than 30 meters. If you decide to visit the village, you’ll also be impressed by the view of one of the oldest and the most beautiful wooden churches in the Kraków region.

Located along in picturesque Uszwica river valley, surrounded by the Island Beskids mountain range, Lipnica Murowana dates back to the early Middle Ages and boasts many historical and scenic sites attracting visitors.

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