we have 3 days of celebration

Photo: Center of Polish Culture

Today, May 1, in Daugavpils, the tenth anniversary festival “Polish Folklore in Latgale” starts, which is traditionally organized by the Center of Polish Culture.

For three days: from May 1 to May 3, bright events will be held in our city: concerts, a procession along Varshavas Street, a holy mass, in which the Polish House invites all residents of Daugavpils, not necessarily Poles by origin, to take part.

This year, among the participants of the anniversary folklore festival are Polish youth groups from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Today, on Sunday, May 1, The official opening ceremony will take place at the Palace of Culture X International Festival “Polish folklore in Latgale”.

MondayMay 2, will begin holy mass for all Poles living outside of Poland, for the festival participants and for peace in Ukraine in 10:00 in Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in Daugavpils (A. Pumpura st., 11A).

Laying flowers to the Cross of the dead Polish soldiers in Svoboda Park in Slobodka will be held May 3 at 11:00. Then, from the monument-cross along Varshavas Street, a colorful procession will take place with the participation of schoolchildren, folklore groups and everyone.

AT 12:00
in the building of the Polish State Gymnasium. J. Pilsudski (on Marijas street, 1E) will be held solemn ceremony closing of the X International Festival of Polish Folklore in Latgale.

May celebrations in Daugavpils are organized by the Center of Polish Culture, the Daugavpils branch of the Union of Poles of Latvia Promień and the Polish State Gymnasium with the support of the Polish Embassy in Riga and the Daugavpils City Council.

Outside the Polish state lives order 20 million Poles. For such a large Polish diaspora, the Polish government has established a holiday, which is celebrated May 2 and bears the name “World Day of Poles Living Abroad”. Since 2002, this day has also been Happy Polish flag.

The Day of the Polish Constitution – the very first Constitution in Europe and the second in the world is always celebrated May 3. Anniversary, X International festival of the Polish folklore in Daugavpils is dated for these holidays.


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