3 May is Constitution Day in Poland and marks the ratification of the Polis ......
3 May is Constitution Day in Poland and marks the ratification of the Polish Constitution on this day in 1791. However, the constitution was to last for just a year as Poland was partitioned by invading forces who effectively disbanded the country, dividing it between Russia, Prussia and Habsburg, Austria. And it was not until November 1918 that Poland regained its independence. To this day, 3 May is an important civic holiday that is recognised throughout the country and is marked with patriotic parades and festivities in the capital.
Various locations in Warsaw.
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June 2015 - July 2015
To mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death in 1991, the Warsaw Chamber ......
To mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death in 1991, the Warsaw Chamber Opera performed all 26 of the great composer's stage works. The summertime Mozart Festival has run every year since then to worldwide acclaim. Mozart's complete stage output is performed for each edition of the month-long festival, together with a selection of his chamber, symphonic, and vocal-instrumental works. This is the largest event in the world of its kind.
This rather unusual five-day event features street theatre, open-air concer ......
This rather unusual five-day event features street theatre, open-air concerts and art installations and ‘happenings’ staged unpredictably in public places such as Old Town Square, the Royal Way, public parks and even bus stops. It’s a thinking man’s flash-mob scene.
One of the most important jazz festivals in eastern and central Europe, War ......
One of the most important jazz festivals in eastern and central Europe, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days features both home-grown talent and international stars for a week of concerts. These take place mainly in Congress Hall located in the capital’s landmark Palace of Culture and Science. In addition there are free open-air performances in Warsaw's Płac Zamkowy (Castle Square).
Nearly 200,000 people lost their lives in the fight against Nazi occupation ......
Nearly 200,000 people lost their lives in the fight against Nazi occupation during the Warsaw Uprising of 1 August 1944, which is one of the most important events in modern Polish history. Each year, Poles all over the world remember the event and the heroic men and women who took part in the fighting to defend their city. The commemorations in Warsaw include a special ceremony at the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the city comes to a standstill for a minute's silence to remember the dead.
Various venues, including the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
This two-week festival of orchestral and chamber music focuses not just on ......
This two-week festival of orchestral and chamber music focuses not just on the great Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin but usually on the works of one or two other European composers as well such as Bach, Schumann and/or Debussy. It is organised by the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina) and held at various venues throughout the city, including the Chopin Museum.
Warsaw Autumn (International Festival of Contemporary Music)
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The renowned Warsaw Autumn (Warszawska Jesien), a festival of contemporary ......
The renowned Warsaw Autumn (Warszawska Jesien), a festival of contemporary classical music from around the world, was for many years the only event of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe. Today it is one of the largest and most popular events of its kind with performers and audiences coming from all over the world to take part in a variety of concerts over 10 days. Singers, vocal groups, orchestras and chamber ensembles perform in venues around the city.
Though not yet on the same level as Berlin and Cannes, the Warsaw Internati ......
Though not yet on the same level as Berlin and Cannes, the Warsaw International Film Festival offers a packed programme of art house film premieres, lectures and screen-writing workshops. Along with an array of prizes awarded annually and worth upwards of €40,000, the festival also features an audience prize.
Celebrated all over Poland but particularly in the bigger towns and cities, ......
Celebrated all over Poland but particularly in the bigger towns and cities, New Year's Eve is a great time to be in Warsaw. Many people throng into the Old Town Square close to the Wisla River for a spectacular fireworks display. Most restaurants, theatres, clubs and bars hold some kind of event on New Year's Eve and those that want to keep on partying after the stroke of midnight have no shortage of options to choose from.
Old town square, Vistula riverbanks and various other venues and locations throughout the city.
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Warsaw 2016 events
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Easter is a huge celebration in this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country ......
Easter is a huge celebration in this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country and is celebrated all over Poland. In Warsaw, the day is marked by religious services that are attended by young and old alike. It is a particularly popular festival with children who decorate traditional eggs and bring them to Mass to have them blessed. Afterward families traditionally go home to a brunch or early lunch on dishes and delicacies denied during Lent.