47. Review of Carolling Troops „Żywieckie Gody 2016”

  • from 30.01.2016
  • to 31.01.2016
  • Źywiec, Milówka, Bielsko-Biała
  • Rites

Żywieckie Gody is the oldest and the biggest competition of carolling groups from the region of Beskid Żywiecki and Beskid Śląski. It's a great opportunity to see this New Year show.

The carolling group participating in the "inside carolling" (dressed as star, turoń, king Herod, the wishing troop...) will compete on the 16–17 January in Żywiec. In the Club Papiernik we will see the cariety of the regions' traditions.

The carolling group of „New Year's beggars” will compete on the 23rd January in Milówka. At 10:00 they will gather for a march. At 12.00 you will see the contest show - a ritual that supposed to be waking up the nature.

The procession will also take place on the 30th January across Żywiec (the tour starts at rondo Grunwaldzkie to Rynek). The beginning is at 9.00.

For the first time in history the celebration will be prolonged in Bielsko-Biała. 31 January, at 3 p.m.  in The Local Cultural Centre you will see the show performed by the laureates.

Don't miss the accompanying fun.


16, 17 January – Contest review in Żywiec
23 January – street shows in the city of Milówka
30 January – street shows in the city of Żywiec
31 January – concert of laureates in Bielsko-Biała



Main organizers are: Regionalny Ośrodek Kultury in Bielsko‑Biała, Miejskie Centrum Kultury in Żywiec and Gminny Ośrodek Kultury in Milówka.


Source of information:
– materiały przesłane przez organizatorów