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LIVE WEATHER : Krakow

82°F

28°C

Local time: 30th Jul 16:34
Sunrise:
05:06
Sunset:
20:26

Weather Averages for Krakow in April

image Temperature 46°F

8°C

image Low Temperature 37°F

3°C

image High Temperature 54°F

12°C

image Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
image Rainfall 40mm
Rainfall days 15 days
image Sea Temperature 82°F

28°C

Averages for Krakow in April


April sees the weather continue to improve in Krakow, Poland, as the average temperature doubles to 8°C. The average high is 12°C and the average low 3°C, so April is the first month of the year that does not reach freezing temperatures. The sea temperature is slightly warmer than earlier months, averaging 28°C, but there is an increase of rainfall to 40mm over 15 days. It is, along with May, the least humid month of the year at 70%, and there are 11 hours of sunshine per day – making it one of the sunniest months of the year.

April hosts the Easter celebrations, and these include religious ceremonies and parades, along with various events being held around the Wawel Cathedral. Visitors may also want to look at the Bishop’s Palace – although nothing to do with Easter itself, it is a popular tourist destination and fits in with the religious themes of the month. It dates back to the 14th century and was once the residence of John Paul II – he lived there until 1978 as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Krakow, before becoming pope.

Hotel Senacki is one of Krakow’s newest hotels, and is located in an attractive part of town. Situated just minutes away from Wawel Hill, with the Royal Castle and the Cathedral, and the Old Square and Kazimierz, the Jewish district, the hotel is perfect for visitors. The hotel has a restaurant, safe deposit box, luggage storage, room service, laundry and ironing service, a gift shop and free Internet.

If the weather in Krakow in April is to your liking but you would prefer another location, Mielno would be worth considering.

April events in Krakow

Religious

Good Friday

3rd April 2015

For Polish people Good Friday symbolizes the cross, which represents the way in which Jesus died. Other symbols of Good Friday include black cloth used to cover the cross, paintings and statues in churches and some homes to signify mourning.

Website:

http://www.local-life.com/krakow/articles/krakow-easter-traditions

Holy Saturday

4th April 2015

Many churches throughout Poland observe this day which commemorates Jesus' death. Many Poles enjoy a meal consisting of bread, eggs, ham, sausages, and a piece of horseradish – to have them consecrated by the priest. It is also the occasion to see ‘the grave of the Lord Jesus’, arranged in a chapel or a crypt, by which scouts, firefighters, the military, etc. stand guard of honor.

Website:

http://culture.polishsite.us/articles/art393fr.htm

Rekawka

7th April 2015

Rekawka is a Polish custom of Easter celebrated in Krakow on Tuesday after the Easter holidays. In the early Middle Ages, Rękawka was a religious festival connected with the cult of the dead. Sword and axe fights took place to honor the memory of the dead and scare away demons that could threaten good souls.

Website:

http://culture.polishsite.us/articles/art360fr.htm

Public Holiday

Easter

5th April 2015

Many people paint Easter eggs (pisanki), which are then taken to be blessed at churches that hold special services on Easter Day. A variety of Polish dishes are served including sausages, boiled eggs and horseradish, that are served during Easter.

Website:

http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/krakowtravel/a/krakoweaster.htm

Easter Monday

6th April 2015

It is an official Public Holiday throughout Poland. They celebrate this day that follows from Easter celebration which commemorates when Jesus Christ was resurrected two days after his death.

Website:

http://www.krakow-info.com/easter.htm

Culture

Culture for Tolerance

26th April 2015

Culture for Tolerance marks the celebration for gay and lesbian rights. There will be movie screenings, workshops and a March of Tolerance. There will also be debates and lectures led by distinguished academics, with talks carrying such intriguing titles as 'Androgyny in Pop Culture'.

Website:

http://www.local-life.com/krakow/articles/gay-festival-krakow

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