The 2017 Krakow Easter Fair will take place, as it does each year, on the main Market Square, and this time on the Ratusz (Town Hall) side. The fair reflects Krakow’s 800 year trading history, and is known around the world.
Dozens of stalls will be heaving under the weight of Easter goods, such as baskets for blessing produce on Easter Saturday, palms, painted eggs, and also hand-painted porcelain and jewellery. Regional wares will also feature, including festive tablecloths, traditional braided ornaments and wooden goods. Traditional Polish fare such as pierogi and food from the grill will be waiting for the many guests and Cracovians in attendance, and “Grzaniec Galicyjski”, or regional mulled wine, will be served from a barrel to ensure good cheer. The organisers have made sure that each food stall will be serving at least one Easter speciality.
The accompanying entertainment will, as always, be an important part of the event, for example: blessing palms for Palm Sunday as well as baskets of produce for Easter and a presentation of Easter rituals and the “Śmigus Dyngus” tradition – which today involves splashing people with water on Easter Monday. It will be a happy, noisy event and the unforgettable atmosphere of the fair will be a fantastic lead-in to Easter weekend.
Organisers: The City of Krakow, the Krakow Trading Association (Krakowska Kongregacja Kupiecka) and “Artim”.