easter fair in bierkowice
Poland is a country with numerous traditions, especially when it comes to holidays. As Polish citizens are mostly of the Catholic faith, this religion’s practices had a lot of influence on the customs in Poland throughout the years. One of the most important holidays in Poland (or even the most important) is Easter. To help uphold the Easter traditions of the region, every Palm Sunday, Opole Silesia Museum in Bierkowice organises the Easter Fair. This open-air event is an opportunity for the traditional folk groups, artisans, and storytellers to present their craftsmanship.
Last year, University of Opole together with the Contemporary Art Gallery created the “Golden Eggs Project”, under which our University international students learned about Polish Spring and Easter traditions, in particular, how to decorate the Easter eggs, creating golden Easter Eggs.
This year we continue our cooperation with the Gallery. Our International students will also attend the Easter Fair in Bierkowice, under the same project that this time is called “Try”. Students from the Art Projects in Public Spaces course will be waiting for you in the main building of the Museum from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. on March 25, where they will treat you to the traditional foods, specific to their countries. Among them will be students from Turkey, Cambodia, Iran, Greece, and Spain.