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  • 15 November 2018

    Anniversary celebrations took place in Canberra and in many other Australian cities

    On 11 November 2018 a solemn reception took place at the Polish Embassy in Canberra to commemorate the centenary of Poland regaining independence. The audience enjoyed the performance of a talented soprano of Polish descent, Daniela Leska. Accompanied on the piano by Benjamin Burton, the artist presented a recital of Polish songs by Fryderyk Chopin and Karol Szymanowski. The performance was preceded by a joint singing of the Polish national anthem, Dąbrowski’s Mazurka.

    The Polish national anthem was also sung at the end of a special mass at St Christopher’s Cathedral conducted by Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburne, Christopher Prowse and it was attended by numerous representatives of Polish community living in Canberra.

    On the Embassy’s initiative, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra was lit in white and red to commemorate Poland's regained independence.

    Additionally, the Polish Children & Youth Group "Krasnoludki" and the Polish Language School in Canberra organized a joint celebration of the rebirth of independent Poland with a joint walk and photo session in white and red.

    On 8-10 November 2018 Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Australia Michał Kołodziejski also took part in the celebration of Poland’s regained independence in Perth and Sydney.

    Independence celebrations were also held in many other Australian cities, including Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, among others. The festivities will continue until the end of 2018, culminated by “PolArt”, the largest  festival of Polish community in Australia, which will be held in Brisbane from 27 December 27 till 6 January 2019.

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