Polish Heritage Day is a new initiative of the Polish Embassy in London inviting to celebrate openness, appreciation, and better understanding between the Polish community and the wider British society.
Taking place in various locations on 6-7 May 2017, celebrations will take the form of numerous events, shows, picnics, and lectures organised by the Polish diaspora in cooperation with local councils, Polish Saturday Schools, and Polish-language Roman Catholic parishes. Intended as an annual festival, Polish Heritage Day is planned for the weekend after the symbolic date of 3 May, when in 1791 Poland proclaimed its modern codified constitution as the first country in Europe and the second in the world after the United States – a symbol of freedom and equality. 2 May is also celebrated in Poland and in Polish communities around the world as the Polish Diaspora Day and Polish Flag Day.
To discover more about each event, follow #PLHeritageDay on social media or click on the white-and-red chequerboard!
Try delicious home made cakes, Polish sweets and other traditional Polish food.
Do you have Polish roots? Would you like to learn more about your past and ancestors?
Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group will be on site to help you discover the past.
Meet, greet and have fun together with Polish and British scouts.
There will be plenty of games for everybody!
See some of the traditional Polish folk costumes from Kraków and Kaszuby region and even try them on!
Polish community have been in Sheffield for decades. Come and learn about the history of Poles in Sheffield.