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11 September 2017 → Poland invites to the celebration on September 16

The Festival of Polish culture will be held in the Upper City on September 16, the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency correspondent was informed by the Public Association "Union of Poles in Belarus".

“This will be the second festival of Polish culture in Minsk”, Mecheslav Lysy, Chairman of the Public Association "Union of Poles in Belarus" said. “Representatives of the Polish Diaspora from all over Belarus will come to the celebration. On the main stage of the concert hall "Upper Town" there will be concerts of the ensembles "Polskaye Rekha Astrauca", "Kresovyatsy", "Ivenchanka", folklore groups "Kresove Zabavy", "Vyarba", soloists of the folk chorus "Promen", young participants of the exemplary children's theater "Na-Dzeya" and other performers”, he continued.

On the square near the City Hall, a fair of folk craftsmen will be held. Citizens of the city will find there souvenirs made of straws, pots of clay, dolls-amulets, etc. They will be able not only to admire traditional products of decorative and applied art of Poland, but also to make them with their own hands by attending master classes.

“Like last year, Igor Babitsky will bring a unique exhibition "Belarusians in the Polish Army", and Igor Sudnik will present a collection of banknotes and coins from the time of Rech Pospolita", M. Lysy said. “Another surprise is to be prepared by the Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life”, he added.

Of course, there can be no festival without refreshments! The guests of the Festival will have a chance to taste some famous Polish dishes: zhuriok - soup with rye flour, fliaky - thick, rich soup of scars, golden shank and fragrant bigos.

For reference:

The Festival of Polish culture will take place within the framework of the days of national cultures in the Upper Town. The organizers are the Minsk City Executive Committee and the Union of Poles in Belarus. The Festival starts at 13:00.

News provided by Minsk-Novosti" Agency

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