Poland celebrates centennial and more

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Flag of Poland. Photo: Kpalion, Public Domain, via Wikipedia

Flag of Poland. Photo: Kpalion, Public Domain, via Wikipedia

In 1918, after 123 years of partitions, Poland regained its independence. Institutions and organisations all over the country and abroad are preparing numerous special events to celebrate the occasion.

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute joins in the festivities with its four-year long programme POLSKA 100. Launched in 2017, it showcases the most important phenomena, projects and people of the last century of Polish culture. The programme is comprised of six areas: music, design, visual arts, film, theatre and new technologies. In fact, this is the first time the Adam Mickiewicz Institute is using new technologies as a means of international communication on such a large scale.

The year 2018 also marks an important date in the women’s rights movement in Poland: women were granted the right to vote 100 years ago. Furthermore, the Sejm, Poland’s lower house of parliament, has declared 2018 the year of poet Zbigniew Herbert and Irena Sendler, holder of Israel’s Righteous Among the Nations honorific for her efforts to save Jewish lives during Nazi occupation in Warsaw.