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Szopkarstwo krakowkie - Nativity Scene (szopka) tradition in Krakow

Language: Polish subtitles Eng

The Nativity Scene (szopka) tradition in Krakow is a practice originating from Christmas celebration customs focused on constructing cribs. The szopka is a lightweight construction featuring the nativity scene surrounded by representations of houses and monuments of Krakow. Other scenes are also represented depicting historical, cultural and contemporary social events. On the first Thursday of December, makers gather on Krakow Main Square to present the results of their work. The practice has important educational functions, passing on knowledge about the history of the city, its architecture and customs.

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Place/region: Poland, Eastern Europe
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Waldemar Czechowski, Miroslaw Kolodziej, Magdalena Kwiecinska, Hanna Schreiber
Publisher: Historical Museum of Krakow, Poland
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0136200015
Source ref.: DOC:0136200015;CAND:01362
Rights holder: Historical Museum of Krakow, Poland