Polish Heritage Days

In May, Polish foreign missions all over the world and Polish communities celebrate and promote Polish culture, the heritage of past generations and, above all, the Polish contribution to cultural, economic and social life in their respective countries. On the initiative of the Head of Foreign Service Arkady Rzegocki, it is in May that we celebrate Polish Heritage Days, whose main message is to joyfully celebrate Polishness, being Polish, and pride in Poland and Polish heritage.

A number of events and projects aimed at joining this worldwide initiative are also to take place in Sweden. Below are details of the planned activities!

Come and join us!

Events within the Polish Heritage Days

  • Concert by Aleksander Dębicz and Jakub Nowak

Thursday 11 May, 12:30 pm

As part of the Polish Heritage Days, the Polish Institute in Stockholm in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Opera has arranged a unique musical programme featuring pianist Aleksander Dębicz and violinist Jakub Nowak.

More information and tickets for the concert are available on the Kulturhuset website.

  • Visit of the Dar Młodzież (Gift of Youth) to Stockholm

Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 May, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

This May, Stockholm will be visited by the three-masted Polish sailing school ship Dar Młodzieży, successor to the historic Dar Pomorza, which was interned in Sweden during World War II. This unique visit will be quite a treat for all sailing enthusiasts. During the mooring at the quay near Fotografiska, visitors will be able to explore the frigate.

In addition to this unusual opportunity to visit the Dar Młodzieży, the team of experts from Polish Tourism Organisation will provide you with information and recommendations on Poland’s stunning regions, top tourist attractions, accommodations, and restaurants, ensuring that you make the most of your visit to Poland.

But that’s not all – representatives from the stunning Małopolska region will be on hand to be your ultimate guide to the breathtaking city of Krakow, making sure you experience all the hidden gems that only locals know about.

Need help with travel arrangements? Chat with the friendly folks from LOT Polish Airlines and Polferries and get the latest updates on schedules and unbeatable offers.

And while you’re here, why not take home a piece of Poland’s vibrant culture? Browse the stunning artwork from the talented artists behind ProformArt and find the perfect piece to add to your collection.

  • 1791 metre run and family picnic in Järfalla

Saturday, 13 May, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

A May Saturday is the perfect opportunity for a family picnic, which the Polish organisations are hosting in Järfälla. Activities for the youngest children will include, among others, arts, crafts and dance workshops.

The event, organised on the premises of the scouts’ centre, will also provide an excellent opportunity for a sporting celebration of this year’s 232nd anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of 3 May. A 1791-metre run, alluding to the date of the adoption of the constitution, will set off at 12:10. pm.

For information on registration for the run and details of the event, click here.

  • Mass for the Homeland

Sunday, 14 May, 10:30 am

Those willing to participate in the service for the intention of the Homeland are welcome to attend the Holy Mass which will be held on 14 May at 10:30 am at St James’ Church.