Kurpie Easter Excursion
Kurpie Easter Excursion
Discover Kurpie, its unique folklore and history while visiting local museums. Experience and learn traditional crafts from local folk artists. Join an incredible Palm Sunday procession in Łyse village.
Folka is proud to invite you to this exciting Kurpie Easter Excursion. During three days you will explore beautiful wooden architecture, experience traditional craft, taste delicious Polish food and enjoy surrounding nature. It will be such a memorable experience. Not to be missed!
When: 30th March - 3rd April 2023
* Thursday 30th March *
We’ll meet in Warsaw to visit the Ethnographic Museum where we will have a private tour. You will learn about Polish folk art. Museum has an amazing collection of traditional costumes, customs and traditions, sculptures, paper crafts and many more. In the evening we’ll drive towards Kurpie.
* Friday 31st March *
This day we will focus on Kurpie’s unique and traditional crafts.
We’ll visit a private museum, which presents an extraordinary collection of local objects. Owners saved over six thousands of original pieces starting from the farm tools and finishing with furniture, garments and Easter palms. We’ll have a tour around the museum where you will learn about Kurpie’s history. After the tour we’ll have a “pisanki” (Easter eggs) workshop.
We will also visit a beautiful open air museum in Kadzidło village. We’ll have a tour around the museum and then a workshop with local artists. You will learn how to make Easter Palm with traditional paper flowers and “wycinanki” papercuts.
This is an unique opportunity to learn Kurpie crafts straight from artist, who have been passing their traditions through generations.
* Saturday 1st April *
After a busy Friday, we’ll have a more relaxing Saturday.
We will visit Czeslawa Konopka’s house, run by her family. Czesława (1923 - 1993) was a multitalented folk artist. She was well known for her intricate papercuts, kierce (paper chandeliers) and embroidery.
Then, we’ll drive through an antique forest to visit an Open Air Museum in Nowogród. We will have a picturesque walk by the Narew river surrounded by traditional wooden architecture.
* Sunday 2nd April *
We’ll be leaving very early in the morning to visit Łyse village where we will join the Palm Sunday procession. Local artists dressed in traditional costumes will bring their Easter palms to an old wooden church in the morning to take part in a competition for the most beautiful palm. Then there will be a procession to a new church where all palms will be blessed. It’s such an amazing and memorable experience.
There will be a craft market as well where you can buy lots of beautiful and unique art.
* Monday 3rd April *
We will come back to Warsaw around midday.
Please note: There might be some changes in an itinerary.
Promotional introductory price for the first edition of the Kurpie Easter trip is £550.
Price does not include:
Flights to/from Warsaw
Lunches and dinners (Dinner in Poland costs approx £10-£15)
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We will be staying in a lovely wooden hotel by the lake near Myszyniec village. Rooms are single. Breakfast is included in the price.
We’ll be travelling in a comfortable minibus with a private driver. Our group will consist of maximum 7 people.
There might be some changes in an itinerary.
You need to arrive in Warsaw at 12am on Thursday 30th March at the latest to be able to join us at the Ethnographic Museum.
There are 2 airports in Warsaw. Chopin airport (Wizzair, British Airways) is in the centre and Modlin airport is approx 1 hour away. We will help you to arrange a pick up from the airport.
You can come to Warsaw on Wednesday 29th March and stay overnight if you prefer. We will help you to find a hotel.
As Kurpie Easter Excursion is happening soon we are unable to offer a refund once you confirmed and paid for the trip.
Karolina Merska, originally from Poland, lives and works in London.
She makes pajaki - traditional rye straw and paper chandeliers. She loves folk art and her dream is to revive some of the forgotten crafts and traditions. Over the years she travelled across Poland to find and meet amazing artists and promote their craft. She runs shop Folka in Stoke Newington in London.
Kurpie is her expedition debut, she’s planning Łowicz, Zalipie excursions in the future as well!