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During RĘKAWKA

This is a type of outdoor fair and market which takes place on Tuesday after Easter in the vicinity of the Benedictine Church atop of Lasota Hill in Podg鏎ze. Today this festivity is usually limited to stands selling gingerbread, sweets, cheap souvenirs and toys, along with some shooting galleries and a fun fair. In the past it was different. According to the 1475 Hetman Volumes, Stanisław Sarnicki describes the ancient tradition of planting trees around the grave of Rękawka, as well as bonfires and fencing. The name "Rękawka" is quite probably derived from the world "rękaw" meaning sleeve - referring to the sleeves in which people carried soil to the grave of Krakus. The festivities were transferred from the foot of the Krakus Mound after Krakow was annexed by Austria. In the old times, the poor were given food, but Austrian authorities forbade this in 1897, and the fair is all that remains of the tradition.

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  • Copyright: Michal Lepecki (Nefaryta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 1 N: 144] (2582)
  • Genre: 人物
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-00
  • Categories: 節日
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-04-21 3:48
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