EASTER FAIR

With the arrival of spring, as every year, the National Museum of Agriculture and Agricultural and Food Industry invited to visit the Easter Fair in Szreniawa.
The event is commercial and recreational. As every year, many attractions awaited the visitors, which allowed them to spend time in a museum facility pleasantly and effectively.
The fair referred to the tradition of similar events that took place before important annual holidays. In addition to the original purchases, numerous guests could participate in Easter workshops, get to know the customs and folk rituals associated with the upcoming holidays and watch an interesting artistic program.
The Folkloristic Group "Wielkopolanie" of the Provincial Public Library and the Center for Culture Animation in Poznań has for many years graced their concerts with spring concerts at the Museum of Agriculture. This year, Poznań artists first of all presented customs from the Easter period - girls walking with gaikas and bachelors with a rooster from the vicinity of Łowicz. In addition, the presentation of the custom of Śmingus-Dyngus, i.e. pouring water, also appeared on the stage. Beautiful Lowicz costumes, combined with traditional music, chants and Lowicz dances, made Spring come to Szreniawa. In addition, Wielkopolanie presented a comprehensive artistic program, bringing closer the audience of folklore of dance and music in Rzeszów and Przeworsk, Beskid Śląski, Lublin, the eastern lands of Krakow as well as national dances: kujawiak, oberek and krakowiak.
"Wielkopolanie" also did not forget about the youngest. It was for them that they prepared Wielkopolska games in which they played to the sounds of a folk band.
Spring is also the time of the awakening nature and folk agricultural traditions associated with the beginning of field work. Therefore, during the fair in Szreniawa, there were also spring field work demonstrations. For the visitors, there were also workshops on decorating mazurkas, making easter palms, decorating Easter eggs with various techniques, weaving wicker baskets and others.
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