April 5, 2009

Palm Sunday

Today is the Palm Sunday. In the photo you can see the palm which is on the town square. Its height is about 25 metres and there are about 7,000 flowers on it.
We remember that when we were children there was the competition for the highest palm in some churches in Nowy Sacz:) Nowadays, such competition takes place for example in Lipnica Murowana (in the south of Poland) - some palms were even 30 metres high. In our climate palms for this Sunday are made mostly from flowers (also artificial ones), ribbons etc.

23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Very cool shot, I like these traditions. Could you send some blue skies to the West please?? ;-)

Jacob said...

That's amazing. And once again you show us how beautiful your city is! And how religious it is!

Hilda said...

That's a very interesting custom. All we do is bring palm leaves, usually twisted up and decorated, to Mass.

Vogon Poet said...

Great tradition, spectacular "palm". Is this the famous Rynek? If I remember well is the second largest after Krakow.

Cezar and Léia said...

It is a nice tradition, and your city is very calm and quite.Beautiful picture!
Léia

Julie said...

Fascinating tradition. I had not thought that not all countries are able to get palm leaves and have to think through another way of celebrating. This is a wonderful palm: very colourful and very tall.

Once again, you show us your very large tpwm square. I am glad that the weather is warming up for you: 20C is a great temperature.

gogouci said...

Beautiful and amazing tradition. Thanks for sharing.

Per Stromsjo said...

Looks like half the palm is covered in flowers. At 25 meters, that's pretty impressive.

Juergen Kuehn said...

You bring such a lovely townsuare. Love the space and atmosphere between buildings.

Zsolt said...

It looks impressive:) We have a similar tradition in May but rather in villages only

Fio said...

Właśnie na to czekałam. Świetne!

joo said...

Super:)

Oleandra said...

komuś palma odbija, co rok. mnie się to nie podoba.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful to learn about a tradition in another country. We love the posts about your culture and beautiful city.

m_m said...

@Vogon Poet - Yes, we've also heard that Nowy Sacz's Rynek is second largest after Krakow's one. Probably it depends how to measure it:)

valeria said...

Very interesting tradition, thank you for sharing !

magiceye said...

looks very beautiful

lemon said...

We also call it Palm Sunday, but it is next week (12/4) in Greece.
And, no palms also. Only a lot of bay leaves, that are given to people after the Sunday mass, to take them home as a blessing.

I left the above comment here also!
It is so nice to learn about other countries traditions on the same subject!

glduro_marieloupe said...

Beautiful place! And our country have the same tradition at this time. Magnificent shot, BTW!

cologneblog said...

What a wonderful 'tree'. I hope the flowers will be gresh for some time.

Cassie said...

What an interesting tradition.Here in Arizona palm trees are every where, so we get palm branches on Palm Sunday. Your tradition is quite beautiful. I have never heard of that before. Thank you for the information.

Pia K said...

Lovely looking square, and palm pole. The square and architecture is rather similar to the ones found in Swedish smalltowns. And the pole, well a lot (though not this tall!) of similarities to our May pole on Midsummer:)

susieofarabia said...

So very charming! Love it.