Polish Women Humanitarians
World Humanitarian Day, established by the United Nations in 2008 and observed annually on August 19, is an opportunity to celebrate humanitarian workers who help others in the world. In 2019, a special focus is on women who work for humanitarian causes and among them, Polish #WomenHumanitarians.
Record high support for Poland’s EU membership
According to the survey of CBOS (Public Opinion Research Center), the Poles’ support for Poland's membership in the European Union reached a record level of 91 percent in March, 2019.
Poles increasingly value friends and free time
The importance of work and religion decreases in the life of Poles, and the role of friends and free time continues to increase, studies of sociologists show. Polish attitudes approach those found in Western societies, sociologist Prof. Mirosława Marody comments for PAP.
Summer is the best for a marriage
Currently in Poland, marriages are usually concluded during the summer months, while the most children are born from August to November and in January. The fewest children are born on weekends, according to the data collected by Prof. Piotr Szukalski, a demographer from the University of Lodz.
The false hope of communism
More then 1/4 of Americans have never been taught about communism while 1.5 billion people still live in single-party Marxist distatorships. It's more then in 1989, when communism fell in Poland. Mr. Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (Washington, DC) explains why communism is still an issue in 21st century.
Hooked on Africa
Meet Karolina Siwicka, a Polish orthopaedist treating sick children far from home in Malawi. She enjoys the support of her family – her husband Piotr who works at the hospital and her kids who eagerly play football with their classmates after school as they did back in Poland. Ahead of her latest family expedition to Africa we chatted with Dr Siwicka on the wild nature, reality and hospitality of Malawi and about how people can help without leaving their home country.
The top 5 things to do in Poland in the last two weeks of the summer
We are now more than half way through the summer holidays. But do not worry! August is one of the most beautiful months in Poland. And there are still many surprises waiting for you across the country. Have a look at what is worth seeing, whom to listen to, what to experience in order to make this year’s summer break truly unforgettable.
Scouts of Independence
To celebrate the centenary of both Poland regaining its independence and the great unification of Romania, almost 100 young people from both countries learned about the history and culture of their countries during the "Scouts of Independence” educational programme. The initiative took place in the north of Romania - in Maramureș and Bukovina - over two weeks in July, on the initiative of the Polish Institute in Bucharest. Approximately forty young representatives from the Polish minority also took part in the scouting activities.
Ziemia. Picnic on Earth
Bring your kids, and join us for a free outdoor community event, appreciate new piece of art in the park, reflect on the neighborhood’s past, enjoy educational workshops, live music, gadgets and delicious snacks. Take part in the Sto Lat Polska project to win a plane ticket to Poland. All brought to you by The Polish Cultural Institute New York, as a celebration of the centennial of Poland regaining its independence.
Polish regions attract foreigners
They ended up in Poland for many different reasons. There they fulfilled their dreams, established a theatre, set up a firm or launched an international conducting career. A British lady is fond of the River Vistula, and a Lebanese man likes the Pieniny Mountains.
Poles of the world - 5 interesting facts
Did you know that Poles live in all corners of the world from Argentina to Zimbabwe? According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today’s Polish diaspora is estimated at approximately 20 million people.
Special intention: persecuted Christians
Traditional Stations of the Cross have been held in Warsaw, whose special intention were persecuted Christians. The faithful processed from St Clement’s Church in Warsaw’s Wola district to the grave of Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko in Żoliborz district. The religious service was held for the sixth time. “Christian states pay relatively little attention to helping persecuted believers,” the organisers noted.