6 Dec 2011

Around Town in Krakow :: Nativity Competition | Szopki

December 1st we were able to catch a sight of the annual Christmas Nativity Scene competition here in Krakow. The first competition took place in 1937!

love the colours!

The nativity scenes are judged based on:
  • drawing on the tradition (they are modeled either after the Marian Bascilica in the Old Square or after the church in the Wawel Castle)
  • decoration
  • color
  • dolls
  • architecture
  • novelty
  • moving parts
  • overall aesthetic impression