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  • 21 November 2018

    Despite being thousands of miles away from Poland, Singapore joined in the worldwide celebration of the centenary of Poland's regaining of Independence!

    The celebrations of Polish Independence in Singapore took off  on 7th of November with the Polish Independence concert organized by The Embassy of Poland in Singapore. One of the most recognizable and charismatic  Polish violinists Patrycja Piekutowska presented her renowned musical project From Bach to Penderecki" in the prestigious Victoria Concert Hall, beautifully lit in white and red  on this joyous occasion. The concert, opened with an official address by Ambassador of Poland Magdalena Bogdziewicz, was enthusiastically received by the large audience, which included Polish community, Singaporeans and international guests. On display for the visitors, was also the historical exhibition titled "Józef Piłsudski, A Polish and European statesman". The magnificent evening ended with a light illumination of one of the most beautiful Singapore buildings - The Fullerton Hotel - in our national white and red colors.

     

    On Saturday, November 10, all enthusiasts of Polish cuisine and culture could rejoice at the Polish Independence Picnic. The open-for-all event gathered Polish community and friends of Poland who  - dressed in white and red or sporting in patriotic t- shirts could enjoy delicious Polish food and popular Polish songs. For the youngest participants there were games and coloring books on the history of Poland. A few lucky lottery winners even took home picnic baskets with Polish specialties!

     

    Sunday, November 11 saw an early and active start of the anniversary celebrations: the morning "Independence Raid" organized by the Polish community in Singapore! A strong group of Poles and their friends and families hit the streets of Singapore on bicycles to explore the Polish traces in Singapore and just have fun! The special event concluded with joint singing of the Polish national anthem. At Singapore’s Changi airport, the anniversary celebrations were joined by LOT Polish Airlines team! All the LOT passengers - waiting for their direct flight to Warsaw – could take part in the celebratory festivities! It was a real party, with flags, flowers and even a birthday cake! The Independence Day ended with the Holy Mass celebrated in Polish by Archbishop Marek Zalewski - Nuncio Apostolic in Singapore.

     

    Thanks to everyone who joined the celebrations of this jubilant anniversary!

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