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Celebrating Polish Heritage, Arts, Culture, and Language
To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means.
To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.
Polish Christmas Traditions
Polish Christmas traditions may vary, but most people in Poland focus on preparing the home for a special family event, Wigilia, a Christmas Eve dinner. “Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!” That is the way to say “Merry Christmas” in Polish. Among Poles, wherever they are, the most beloved and beautiful of all traditional festivities is that of Christmas Eve. It is then that the Wigilia, or Christmas Eve Dinner is served. It is a solemnly celebrated occasion and revives deep feelings of kinship among family members.
To learn more about the variety of special dishes made for Wigilia, please check some of these links to see some wonderful centuries old recipes. Whether your family recently arrived in Texas or immigrated decades ago, you may recognize some of these favorite dishes. Enjoy!
Date: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 Time: 10 am Location: To be determined
Please join Agnieszka Ozarowska for a holiday hike. The hike will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Please bring water, wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Contact: Agnieszka, tel: 512-413-0189
Czech New Wave Cinema Comes to Austin
November 15 – December 6, 2013 AFS at the Marchesa (6226 Middle Fiskville Road)
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) is partnering with Austin Film Society (AFS) to bring Czech cinema to Austin, Texas. APS is encouraging filmgoers to take advantage of this opportunity to see this film retrospective of one of the best-known Czech directors, Jan Němec (b. 1936 in Prague). Banned for his “subversive” work in communist times, he lived abroad (Germany and the USA) for many years. Mr. Němec now lives in Prague.
Thanks to CREEES and AFS for bringing this exciting film program to Austin.