Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter Sunday, begins Holy Week in Poland. Willow branches or handmade bouquets are taken to church instead of palm leaves on this day. Handmade Easter palms can be purchased at Easter markets in Poland.
Traditional Pisanki for Easter in Krakow
Traditional pisanki feature designs and colors that are particular to regions of Poland. This window features eggs in traditional designs from Opoczno, Opatow, Opole, and other regions of Poland. Traditional pisanki and eggs decorated with non-traditional designs are available for sale around Easter time.
Krakow Easter Market
The Krakow Easter Market is a much-anticipated event that takes place on Main Market Square in Krakow. Easter eggs, Easter palms, and traditional treats are available for sale from vendors in the weeks preceding this important spring holiday.
Pastries for Polish Easter
Blessing of the Easter Basket for Easter Saturday
In Poland, on the Saturday before Easter, people take baskets of food to church to be blessed. On Sunday, the blessed food will be eaten.
Polish Easter Breakfast
Easter Sunday in Poland is celebrated with an Easter breakfast. Easter breakfast includes the foods blessed on Easter Saturday as well as other traditional Easter foods and is typically a family-oriented occasion. Hard-boiled eggs and cold meats like sausage often make up the Polish Easter breakfast.
Emaus Fair in Krakow
The Emaus Fair takes place in Krakow on the Monday after Easter. This family-oriented fair is a fun way to celebrate the Polish official holiday on Easter Monday and is a Krakow Easter tradition.