Palm Sunday in Lipnica Murowana
The Palm Sunday is the day that starts the Holy Week in Poland – the seven days long celebrations before Easter. The Palm is a traditional Polish symbolic decoration associated with Palm Sunday. Poles take their palms to church on Palm Sunday, in order to have them blessed before they decorate the home for the season.
Each year the traditional contest for tallest Easter palm attracts local residents and many tourists to Lipnica Murowana. Lipnica Murowana is situated just 30 km east of Kraków. The winning and meticulously decorated ones are the results of several months work. Many of the palms are twenty or even thirty meters long. After the competition, you may be fancy visiting famous Traditional Easter Market in Krakow.
Do not forget to visit one of Małopolska’s oldest and most beautiful wooden churches. St Leonard Church in Lipnica is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The interior decorations of the church at Lipnica Murowana include precious wall paintings as well as baroque paintings and sculptures. Find out more about The Wooden Architecture Route.