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Village decor in Cielmice for the Harvest Festival, Tychy

Village decor in Cielmice for the Harvest Festival, Tychy

We were privileged to attend the Harvest Festival in Ciemlice, Tychy, on September 4, 2022.
The celebrations started with the church liturgy at the local Nativity of St.John the Baptist Cathedral. The church interior was adorned with a special wheat oar crown and the cross that were attached to the ceiling beams.

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We came in time and attended the Holy Mass for farmers’ labor in the church of Nativity of St. John the Baptist in Cielmice.

Attending  liturgy at Nativity of St.John the Baptist Cathedral, Cielmice, Tychy

Attending liturgy at Nativity of St.John the Baptist Cathedral, Cielmice, Tychy


Attending the Harvest Festival, Tychy

Attending the Harvest Festival, Tychy

The church dean expressed his thanks to the farmers and to God for all the lavish fruits of the farmers’ labor that we enjoy. The Holy Mass was followed by a procession to the village restaurant at 2 Unity Street, where there was a festival tent in the courtyard. As we were leaving the church, local ladies treated everyone to a piece of apple cake and a piece of poppy seed cake.
We took part in the Harvest Festival Procession and attended the meeting held in the courtyard of the village restaurant.

The start of the Harvest Festival procession, Tychy

The start of the Harvest Festival procession, Tychy

A horse cart for the guests of honor - the city administration representatives headed by the Vice President of the city council.

At the end of procession:

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During the meeting in the courtyard of the village restaurant, the atmosphere was adorned by the performance of Piast Coalmine Orchestra from the neighboring city of Bierun.

Attending the Harvest Festival in Cielmice, Tychy

Attending the Harvest Festival in Cielmice, Tychy

The representatives of the city authorities greeted the farmers and the village residents, as well as guests, presented their gifts to merited village residents, and held the traditional Sharing of Bread Ceremony. The village bread tasted very nice, and we did not mind taking a couple of pieces. After the ceremony, the guests, who had a special invitation, were invited for lunch into the restaurant, and we went around the village admiring its festival décor, farms and old buildings.

Cielmice decor for the Harvest Festival, Tychy

Cielmice decor for the Harvest Festival, Tychy

In the afternoon, there was a parade of drums from the village school to the Ogrodnik sportsgrounds at 131 Unity Street (on the village outskirts). The Harvest Festival continued at LKS Ogrodnik football field, where there was a special stage, tables and chairs for guests.

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Harvest Festival decor in Cielmice

There was a charming performance of children from Cielmice School and Cielmice Kindergarten Complex No. 2 that was followed by games and contests. We did not stay until the evening concert of Kamraty Group and a dance party with Inga Papkala, a presenter of Radio Piekary.

Cielmice information board

Cielmice information board

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The village clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . The coat-of-arms of Cielmice
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The village of Cielmice was incorporated into the city of Tychy in the fifties of the last century. The village was established in 1368 as a settlement under the German law. There is a memorial stone in Liberty Street commemorating the 650th jubilee of the village foundation. According to the village information board, the village of Cielmice used to belong to the family of Czelma/ Cielma. The name Cielmice underwent slight changes in the course of centuries: 1363 - Kielmierz, 1374 - Chelmicz (Chelmo, Chełmo), 1510 - Czelmicze, 1517 - Tielmice, 1536 - Cielmicz, 1593 - Cielmitz, 1629 - Tschelmitz .

The 650th Jubilee Stone in Cielmice, Tychy

The 650th Jubilee Stone in Cielmice, Tychy

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Harvest Festival decor in Cielmice
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Harvest Festival decor in Cielmice
The roadside cross in Cielmice, Tychy

The roadside cross in Cielmice, Tychy


God bless!
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Posted by Vic_IV 12:04 Archived in Poland Tagged lake concert upper open-air silesia tychy paprocany cielmice

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I've never seen these decorated hay stacks before. What a great idea!

by irenevt

Yes, we appreciated them as well...

by Vic_IV

Nice to see these villages traditions maintained :) The decorated hay bales are fun!

by ToonSarah

You are right, Sarah! We enjoyed our visit to the Harvest Festival.

by Vic_IV

Those hay animals are adorable! What a lovely festival! :)

by hennaonthetrek

Yes, we really enjoyed attending that harvest festival!..

by Vic_IV

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