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The village of Zalipie, situated north of Tarnow has been known for a specific tradition that involves the painting of cottages. The custom of decorating both the exterior and the interior of houses originated at the end of the 19th century and has been continued until today.


Each year, the weekend after the Corpus Christi holiday, the “Painted Cottage” contest is held (this year: May 31st –June 2nd ). Local housewives from Zalipie and surrounding villages compete for award for the most beautifully painted house keeping this unique tradition alive.