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Giant Palms in Lipnica Murowana

Every year on Palm Sunday, crowds of tourists arrive at Lipnica Murowana. All because of the local Easter palms, incredible works having from 3 to 20 m in height. They are made only from natural materials, such as wicker twigs tied around wooden sticks, tissue paper, ribbons and bouquets of reed, which are placed on the tops of the structures.

Since 1958, a competition for the biggest palm is held here. There is one condition, however, the palm must be put up by human hands, without the use of cranes, etc. The previous record palm was 35 m and 10 cm high. After the dismantling of a dedicated palm, the local tradition requires making out of it some palm crosses which, on Good Friday, the hosts are to place in different places around their household to secure good harvests and health all year long.

Address:

Parafia Rzyskokatolicka pw. św. Andrzeja Apostoła w Lipnicy Murowanej
32-724 Lipnica Murowana 39