Long May Weekend- Majówka

For some May might be the best time of a year-it’s already nice and warm, green. And it starts with long weekend- 1st and 3rd of May are public holidays in Krakow. As long as Labour Day isn’t exciting anymore, May 3rd- The constitution Day is one of the most important days of a year. 

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How do we celebrate?
Drill show on Rynek Główny, fun and games for everyone on Błonia, singing classes on Little Market Square and special mass in Cathedral in Wawel-all these to celebrate May 3rd Constitution Day. This year’s motto is: za3MAJsię (stop by)
Historical background:
The Constitution of Poland that was passed on 3.05.1791 was the oldest constitution in Europe and second oldest constitution on the world (after USA)
These were hard time for Poland-just 3 years before three countries-Russia, Prussia and Austria-ratified partiation treaty and annexed huge part of Poland to their territories. The Constitution showed we were still strong and not willing to give up easily
Our enemies response was another 2 partiations that made Poland disappear from world’s map for 123 years.

Constitution Day In Krakow

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I 17th of May Planty Park, Krakow

Photography Exhibition reminding about the Past

II 9.00 ul. Gołębia 9  Kraków
Laying flowers at Hugon Kołłątaj statue

III 10.00-11.00 Wawel Castle Cathedral 
Special intention mass for the country

IV 12.00-16.00 Błonia  Park Krakow 
Family event
The attractions are divided into two parts: The first one shows uniformed services’ everyday work and the second one will encourage to spend time outdoor and be active. Both the younger and the older should find something entertaining. Police officers, fire fighters, ambulancemen and soldiers will tell about their jobs . Everyone will have a chance to speak to them and play with their equipment. Paratroopers from 6 Brygada Powietrznodesantowa will show their skills while jumping out of an aircraft.

V 16.00 Main Market Square
Polish Army Drill Show and Army Orchestra Concert 

VI 17.00 Little Market Square
Singing classes given by Loch Camelot artists

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2nd of May-Flag Day Go to Szczepański Sqare to get a unique flage of Poland

Take note:
Shops and groceries will be closed on 1st and 3rd. Some of them might be closed on 2nd as well. Information for Mosquito guests: Avita is open on Thursday, Galeria Krakowska is open on Thursday from 9am to 10pm

 

source: http://www.3maj.muw.pl/

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