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Enthronement of the Fowler King 2019

Enthronement of the Fowler King 2019

The old Flower Brotherhood of Krakow has a new king! He was elected from the finest candidates and best riflemen.

The brotherhood dates back as far as to XIII th century. When Krakow was threatened by Tatars, they were training citizens in mastery of arms. From that time, the most important custom of the Brotherhood has been shooting competition. The best shooter of the year wins the most precious treasure of the organisation – Silver Cook. At the same time he becomes the Flower King.

Flower Brotherhood processionThis year’s edition took place on 2nd June at the Main Square, that was full of people. Procession of Flower Brotherhood, accompanied by police escort, marched into the Main Square.





Then, at 11 am, Brotherhood participated in holy mass in St. Mary’s Basilica.

Enthronement of the Flower King - holy mass
Former Flower King, holding the Silver Cook for the last time.
After the mass, procession of Flower Brotherhood members came on stage. They were followed by  many important figures – including President of Krakow.
All of the members were wearing traditional clothes – kontush and cap with a feather.
Entronement of the flower king in Krakow
Traditional outfits of the brotherhood were real eyecatchers!

The best shooter of the year – Adam Rajpold, became the new king. He collected precious prize – Silver Cook and proposed a vote of thanks.

New Flower King - Adam Rajpold

Then, the procession, together with new king, went proudly to Strzelecki Park for a picnic!
Events such as Enthronement of the Flower King are a proof that Krakow is a city that loves tradition. And that’s what makes this place special.

If you have a chance to be here, keep up with Krakow events, especially in the summer!


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