Comber

Comber is an old Krakow traditional event taking place on the Fat Thursday. It was a fun procession organized by street vendors, mostly women. They were walking from Piaski to Main Market Square, wearing some fun costumes and accompanied by musicians. They were also pulling a puppet made of straw on a rope, ask for contributions and bother men by pulling their beards and putting wreaths made of haulm on their heads. After reaching the Main square they were dancing, singing and drinking wine. The party was finishing in a tavern.

This event was supposed to remind about Krakow mayor Comber, who was considered to be the evil farther of Krakow, who ruled his town badly, and hated street vendors. When he died cracovians were so happy about it that decided  to celebrate this event every year on Fat Thursday.

This tradition was kept till 1846, when Austrians forbade the celebration.

Suggested
Suggested contents and articles.
Suggested Contents
An indulgence combined with a folk party, which took place every year in Krzemionki, near the church of St. Benedict next to the Krakus Mound. The name of the mound is associated with the legendary Krak – the fabulous ruler of Krakow. Linguists explain the origin of the name Rękawka
At the beginning of the XVII century one outstanding Jewish bookseller appears. Chronicles state that he was bringing books even from Venice, that was quite a rear thing at those times. In 1618 the book store was closed by king Zygmunt III, as its existence was inducing the anti-Jewish tumults.
Cloth Hall
The majestic building in the centre of Krakow’s Main Square – Cloth Hall (Sukiennice in Polish), has stood there for almost seven centuries. It has now become one of the city’s best landmarks. The Cloth Hall has been the heart of the trade in Krakow from city’s very beginning. For centuries it
Comments
All comments.
Comments