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Warkocz Magdaleny 2009Warkocz Magdaleny is an annual festival organized at the end of July in the courtyard of the Jesuit church. It is located in the centre of Poznań, a nice tourist friendly town in the western part of Poland.

Main activities are of course the competition of the longest braid, the organ pipe blowing contest, brass bands and dixie land music and other entertainment for the whole family. The anticlimax of the festival is a lotery that takes an eternity, but the money goes to renovation and conservation projects for the church...

The contest "Warkocz Magdaleny", named after Maria Magdaleny who wore her hair in long braids (warkocz) is for girls and women of all ages. Before the contest, the girls walk in a procession trought the centre of the town, carrying a giant braided rope. However, the most interesting part is when they get their hair done for the competition. Most of them have hair reaching below their knees!

 

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Ilgakasė Ukmergė 2008Ilgakasė is the title of long hair contests held in Lithuania. This contest was in Ukmergė, a little town north of the capital Vilnius. The contest is situated in a little theater.

This year the contest was combined with a fashion show of popular dance and other performances. 9 Participants were jugded by their hair length, their artistic performances (dancing, singing, playing piano) and how they managed to shape their hair in remarkable constructions like a massive beehive or a tree. Among mostly short haired girls of the accompanying dance groups, there was one girl with knee length hair that you find on the video archive. One of her friends used to walk behind her holding the end of her hair to keep it untangled!

 
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Warkocz Magdaleny 2007Warkocz Magdaleny is an annual festival organized at the end of July in the courtyard of a Jesuit church. It is located in the centre of Poznań, a nice tourist friendly town in the western part of Poland.

Main activities are of course the competition of the longest braid, the organ pipe blowing contest, brass bands and dixie land music and other entertainment for the whole family. The anticlimax of the festival is a lotery that takes an eternity, but the money goes to renovation and conservation projects for the church...

The contest "Warkocz Magdaleny", named after Maria Magdaleny who wore her hair in long braids (warkocz) is for girls and women of all ages. Before the contest, the girls walk in a procession trought the centre of the town, carrying a giant braided rope. However, the most interesting part is when they get their hair done for the competition. Most of them have hair reaching below their knees!

 
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