“Barbórka” – mining festivities of St Barbara’s Day

photo by Zbigniew Sulima

photo by Artur Bator

The celebrations of mining festivities of “Barbórka”, deeply rooted in the AGH UST history, started on 4th December, 2018. However, the main events took place on 6th and 7th December.

Traditionally, on 4th December, a magnificent “Parade of Foxes” marched along the streets of Krakow – the rector, vice-rectors, and faculty deans were riding in hackney carriages, followed by a procession made of the representatives of industry, AGH UST employees and students, as well as the citizens of Krakow. The parade also featured the AGH UST Representative Orchestra, which added musical splendour to the event.

The 59th Conference of Student Special Interest Groups of the Mining Section is scheduled for December 6th.

On 7th December, the official celebrations were topped off with a ceremonial session of the AGH UST Senate and a traditional “jump over the leather apron” in the hall of the main AGH UST building, during which the mining community formally accepts the young entrants to the mining profession.

The celebrations of “Barbórka” were also accompanied by the 60th International Exhibition and Fair of Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery, which took place on 1-2 December, 2018.