In Kolberg’s material there is a short account of the city:

“The city of Tarnów has the town hall from the 14th century. The city is surrounded by a wall, about which there are some remains of towers of an old castle. The local rumour has it that the castle collapsed during a ball on which too many people danced”.

Oskar Kolberg documented also some customs related to Easter:

“From the midday on Maundy Thursday until the afternoon on Holy Saturday, craftsmen do not perform any work; farmers, however, work only if they have to. The celebration of Easter starts from the midday of Holy Saturday”.

On Easter Monday, there was a custom of ‘śmigus’, i.e. pouring water on other people. Moreover, they made bonfires on Whitsun, and not like in other regions on St. John’s Day:

“When they make bonfires and run abound, some witches want to hamper the play and put out the fire while flying on brooms or oven peels”.

A wife-to-be had to earn funds for the wedding:

“A fiancée gives his future wife a beautiful scarf, which she in turn uses to collect money for the wedding. One or two weeks before the wedding, she asks an older neighbour to accompany her during a house to house visits through the village. Sometimes the future bride collects so much money, it is enough to finance the wedding and have a decent start in of her life”.

“The local people do not believe in doctor’s treatments. For fever, the most effective is bloodletting; for ulcers and wounds – herbs. When someone finds a horseshoe, he or she should keep it. It can be used to break the spell put on milk. They use tamarisk to get rid of the moles. Dusky Salmon is used as a stimulant”.