Szopki are handmade nativity scenes. This Christmas tradition is connected to the city of Kraków and dates back to the 19th century. In 2018, UNESCO inscribed it on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

December 1st is the first day of the 80th annual Cracovian Szopki contest, which takes place in Kraków. Following the tradition of szopki, the Polish National Alliance, the national member organization of the Polish American Congress, put up its own szopka. It was donated by PNA member Boguslaw Boskowicz.

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