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27 June 2019

Konstanty Rokicki, Polish diplomat and Holocaust rescuer

In the midst of World War II, Konstanty Rokicki, who worked at the Polish Embassy in Bern as vice-consul, produced several thousand of false Latin American passports which saved lives of “many hundreds” of Jews. In 2019, Rokicki was named...

12 June 2019

Food trucks in Poland

The fad for street food has been in full bloom in Poland. Food trucks in particular enjoy massive popularity – these restaurants on wheels serve dishes from all over the world. How did this phenomenon come to be and is it really new? How is the...

25 May 2019

Polish knights at World Championship of Medieval Combat in Ukraine

On May 16-19, 2019, in the "Kyiv Rus" Park near Kyiv, the World Championship of Medieval Combat took place, organized by the International Medieval Combat Federation in cooperation with the Ukrainian Federation of Medieval Combat. Representatives from...

18 May 2019

“The task that has befallen us will bring worldwide glory to the Polish soldier” – the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

The Battle of Monte Cassino was one of the toughest and bloodiest battles that determined the outcome of World War II.   It was the fourth assault by the Allied forces on German troops controlling the Benedictine abbey atop the hill of...

03 May 2019

228th anniversary of the 3 May Constitution

The text of the 3 May Constitution of 1791 is traditionally credited to King Stanisław II August, Grand Marshall of Lithuania Ignacy Potocki, and the priest and philosopher Fr. Hugo Kołłątaj. The adopted constitution drew...

02 May 2019

Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day

In 2002, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland established the Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day to be celebrated on 2 May in recognition of the "long-standing achievements and contribution of the Polish diaspora and Poles living abroad in helping...

02 May 2019

Poland’s Day of the Flag

The Day of the Flag is celebrated on 2nd May. On this Day, Poles reflect upon the long history of the red and white national colours and proudly display flags outside their houses. Polish national colours, which is a rarity are of...

01 May 2019

Fifteen years of Poland's membership in the EU

On 1 May 2004, Poland, together with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta, joined the EU. The 2004 enlargement was the largest in the Union’s history. In the first step, on 16 December...

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