The town of Mosty u Jablunkova has a rich cultural tradition.
The traditional Gorol Ball, held annually in Mosty u Jablunkova, is hosted by the local Górole folklore group. The event, first held in 1978, is a festival featuring folklore and folk music groups – not only local performers but also international ensembles from Poland, Slovakia, France and other countries.
- Monday-Tuesday - 10:00 – 17:00
- Thursday - Friday - 10:00 – 17:00
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Chapels and wayside crosses
It is known that these small sacred structures were built in locations which were felt to need divine protection. They were holy sites, situated at places where the known, everyday world met a world that was considered strange or threatening – the areas around churches or cemeteries, the boundaries of villages or hamlets, or at crossroads.
Church of St Hedvika
Mosty u Jablunkova’s main landmark is this Classicistic church dating from the end of the 18th century. Building work was funded by a local religious association. It is dedicated to St Hedvika, the patron of Silesia.
St Hedvika’s fair
The fair held every year to mark St Hedvika’s day has long been one of the most important events in the town’s calendar. Mass is followed by celebrations in the town centre. Originally the fair was held at Na Kamyncu, but in the second half of the 20th century the venue was moved closer to the town centre, and the fair now takes place around the wooden cottage known as ‘Na Fojtství’.
Hedvika (Hedwig) was born into a family of dukes from Diessen-Andechs some time between 1170 and 1178 (the most frequently given date is 1174). She was the daughter of Berthold VI (†1204), one of the most important members of the dynasty. As the Duke of Merania, Berthold was one of Bavaria’s most influential men. Hedvika’s mother was Agnes of Wettin (Rochlitz) (†1195), the daughter of Dedi V, the margrave of Lower Lusatia, a province bordering on Silesia.