Festiwale polskiego regionalizmu górskiego – święta, zjazdy i tygodnie gór (1935–1939)
Kozłowska, Aleksandra Anna
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When Poland recovered the independence in November 1918 the regional movement could freely developed itself at last. Especially it took place in the Podhale region. Since the half of the 30's of the 20th century the mountain festivals were organised to promote folklore of the highlanders from various regions of Poland. It was not only Podhale but also Silesia and Hutsul region. Events reviewed in the article were named: The Mountain Holidays (Święta Gór), The Mountain Conventions (Zjazdy Górskie) and The Mountain Weeks (Tygodnie Gór). The first one was organised in 1935 in Zakopane. Next – in 1936 in Sanok. In 1937 the event took place in Wisła and in 1938 in Nowy Sącz. In 1939 The Mountain Week was planned in September. Because of the outbreak of the WW2 it was impossible. Many organisations and institutions took part in preparation of these events. First of all it was The Union of The Mountain Lands (Związek Ziem Górskich). Moreover: The Polish Post, The Polish State Railways, army and the Scouts. The events were advertised by posters, postcards and special printed programmes. They promoted a mountain tourism and developed the interest in mountain folklore in Poland.