Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Polish Constitution Day May 3rd

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
May 3rd Constitution Day

Polish Constitution Day May 3, 2019

Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Celebration 2019

CLE Polish Constitution Day Celebration 2019

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Polish American Cultural Center invites you to their Artistic Program and Reception which will take place at 7:00 PM on May 3rd , 2019

6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH

 

Join us for this year’s parade which will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, Fleet Avenue in Warszawa Historic District of Cleveland (known today as Slavic Village). By participating in one of the oldest Polish Parade outside of Poland you will have the opportunity to celebrate with Cleveland’s Polish Community one of its finest traditions.

Schedule of events
Friday, April 26th at 6:00 pm
“Wiwat 3 Maja” a program for children of the Cleveland Polish schools at the Polish American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH

Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 pm
A tantalizing concert of classical music by Dr. Konrad Binienda and Mr. Konrad Kowal at the Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, Slavic Village.
At Dusk – See the Terminal Tower displaying the national colors of Poland

Sunday, April 28th at 11:00 am
-Polish Catholic mass at St. Barbara Church
1505 Denison Avenue Cleveland, OH
-11:30 am- 1:00pm Lunch at the Polish American Cultural Center
-Grand Parade at 1:30pm in Slavic Village concluding at the Polish American Cultural Center with a cultural program by the Cleveland Polish Schools and Dance groups.

May 3, 2019

New Year’s Ball

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

New Years Eve 2017

Traditional Wigilia 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

 

Traditional wigilia 2017Please join us for our annual Traditional Wigilia.

The most important day is Christmas Eve called Wigilia (Vee-gil-ee-ya). This is when family members from far away come home to celebrate a very special meatless meal together. It is prepared according to Polish traditions that have been passed down for centuries. Before sitting down at the table, the oldest person in the group passes a thin wafer, called opłatek (o-pwa-tek) to each person present. It is similar to communion wafer but rectangular in shape, with religious nativity scenes stamped into it. Each person breaks off a small piece of the other person’s wafer and eats it while hugging and exchanging good wishes for the coming year. All transgressions are forgiven and family members start over with a clean slate in their relationships with one another. For this reason, the Opłatek is called the “bread of love.” Then dinner is served, and only one person is allowed to leave the table at a time. Poles believe that it is bad luck not to eat at least a little bit of each food served at Wigilia. After the meal, Polish Christmas carols called “kolędy” are sung and gifts are exchanged by the Christmas Tree called “choinka.”