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National Flag Day of Poland in Tartu on 2 May

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tallinn together with its partner institutions celebrates this year the National Flag Day and the Day of Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad in Tartu – a city which for centuries has played an important role in the history of Poland, significantly contributing to the Polish heritage abroad.

Events of the National Flag Day on Monday, 2 May in Tartu is as follows:

  • 1:00 pm – opening of exhibition „Fryderyk Chopin: life” (Heino Eller Tartu Music College, Lossi 15)
  • 2:00 pm – wreath-laying ceremony at the commemorative plaque dedicated to king Stefan Batory (West Side Wall of the University of Tartu, Jakobi tänav)
  • 2:15 pm – Jaan Kaplinski in memoriam – tossing tribute flowers into waters of Emajõgi river (Arch Bridge over Emajõgi river)
  • 2:30 pm – Enn Tarto in memoriam – flower-laying ceremony at the grave (Raadi cemetery)
  • 3:00 pm – ceremony of planting a tree dedicated to Bolesław Hryniewiecki, graduate of the University of Tartu and former rector of the University of Warsaw (Botanical Garden of the University of Tartu, Lai 38)
  • 6:00 pm – Polish flag raising ceremony accompanied by Polonaise a-moll “Farewell to the Homeland” by M. Ogiński played on city Town Hall Tower carillon (Town Hall Square)
  • 6:30 pm – concert of Polish classical music composed by Fryderyk Chopin and Ignacy Jan Paderewski performed by Jakub Kuszlik, laureate of the 18th Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, preceded by presentation of the catalogue of exhibition “Polish Estonian relations 1918-1939. Memorabilia in Estonian archives” (the Main Hall of the University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18)

We would be glad if you join us at your convenience to celebrate with us these two important Polish national days and to manifest Polish-Estonian friendship!

See you in Tartu!