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Saturday, July 10
All Day
Free Event

Tune in July 10 at 11:00am PST on Facebook  & YouTube for the virtual presentation.

Polish Festival Seattle is part of the Virtual Festál Series with generous support from 4Culture. The 2021 theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and a range of engaging activities.

Did you know that Poland has over 50 varieties of national costumes? They are worn today at weddings, religious holidays, folk dances, and other special occasions. And at festivals, of course! You can generally tell the region a costume comes from by the designs, patterns in the fabric, and other distinctive elements. Polish Festival Seattle presents “Dressed for Celebration!”, a virtual presentation of 20 beautiful costumes from different regions of Poland through exhibits, dances, festival memories and other little surprises. 

Special guests include:

  • Maciej Smusz, Director of Karpaty Dance Group from Utah, and his costume collection.
  • Paulina Phung, new Director of Młodzi Polanie Song and Dance Ensemble in Seattle.
  • Basia Niesulowska, Seattle Polish community member and professional costume maker, and her creations.
  • Lajkonik Polish Dance Ensemble from Tuscon, AZ
  • Masurian Song and Dance Ensemble from Poland

Polish Festival Seattle is also inviting friends and supporters to join them in-person starting at 1:00pm at the Polish Cultural Center for a Vodka Tasting Fundraiser! As the history of Polish vodka goes back to the Middle Ages, you will have the opportunity to learn a little about it while sampling three different varieties of gorzałka (from Old Polish gorzeć meaning “to burn”). There will also be music and hearty Polish appetizers. Maybe a surprise or two as well. For more information and to register for the Vodka Tasting Fundraiser, click here.

There is also a workshop offered at 1:00pm at the Polish Cultural Center. Learn traditional Polish embroidery patterns used across Poland. Requested $16 donation. All supplies are provided. For more information to register for the Embroidery Workshop, click here.

To purchase a 2021 t-shirt or sweatshirt benefitting Polish Festival Seattle, click here.

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