04.12.2019

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


photo by A. Rusinowski, KSAF AGH UST

photo by A. Rusinowski, KSAF AGH UST

photo by W. Woszczyna, KSAF AGH UST

photo by W. Woszczyna, KSAF AGH UST

photo by W. Woszczyna, KSAF AGH UST

The AGH University of Science and Technology invites all students, employees, graduates and friends of the university to take part in the mining festivities of “Barbórka”. The celebrations, deeply rooted in the AGH UST history, will begin on 4th December, 2019. However, the main events will take place on 5th and 6th December. 

Traditionally, on 4th December, a magnificent “Parade of Foxes” will march along the streets of Krakow – the rector, vice-rectors, and faculty deans will ride 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 will also feature the AGH UST Representative Orchestra, which will add musical splendour to the event. The “Parade of Foxes” will start at 5 pm (in Krupnicza St, near Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University), and the route will pass through the streets of Loretańska, Studencka and Św. Anny, around the Main Market Square, up to St Anna’s Collegiate Church, where a holy mass will begin at 6 pm.  

The main events at AGH UST have been scheduled to take place on 5th and 6th December, 2019.

On 6th December will feature the 60th Conference of Student Special Interest Groups of the Mining Section.  

On 6th December, the official celebrations will be 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” are also accompanied by the 62nd International Exhibition and Fair of Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery, which will take place on November 30th – December 1st, 2019.