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Twin Cities Polish Festival August 12, 13, & 14, 2016

Twin Cities Polish Festival Minneapolis, MN

Welcome to the Twin Cities Polish Festival in Minneapolis, MN

Welcome to the Twin Cities Polish Festival!

The Twin Cities Polish Festival is a non-profit organization created to bring a world-class celebration of Polish culture and heritage to the Twin Cities. It also helps promote various community-service and Polish-American organizations.

The Twin Cities Polish Festival will immerse Minnesotans and visitors in “all things Polish”, presenting a kaleidoscope of unique cultural and educational displays, food and top-notch entertainment.

Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawn along the Old Main Street in Minneapolis, visit with friends, watch outstanding musical and dance entertainment, enjoy traditional foods and beverages, and just simply have fun!

You’ll see for yourself why Poland has earned itself the reputation as one of the World’s most hospitable cultures.

Thanks to all of you who made the 2015 Twin Cities Polish Festival a success!

We especially want to thank our Sponsors and all of you who made donations to keep our Festival free to all! Without you and our Sponsors the Festival could not continue to go forward. See you all next year August 12, 13 & 14.



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Gorals - Romanians from Tatras Mountains (RO) Goralii (în poloneză Górale (pronunţia: gurale), respectiv în germană Goralen) sunt o populaţie pastorală de limbă poloneză care a fost atestată documentar ca ocupând compact începând din Evul Mediu anumite regiuni montane din sudul şi sud-estul Poloniei cum ar fi Podhale în munţii Beschizi respectiv Tatra în aşezări rurale situate la înălţime nu departe de cunoscuta staţiune montană Zakopane cât şi în preajma oraşelor Zywiec şi Nowy Sacz. Deşi în prezent de religie catolică şi parte integrală a naţiunii poloneze, goralii reprezintă o etnitate distinctă atât din punct de vedere cultural cât şi antropologic sau chiar lingvistic. Astfel, dialectul polonez pe care ei îl vorbesc conţine un număr de cuvinte arhaice de origine română, între care magura (măgură), fluier, cătun, vatră, brânză, merende ("merinde") sau mlioara ("mioară"). Există o mulţime de păreri printre istorici şi antropologi care confirmă (bazat de asemeni pe documentaţie substanţială) ipoteza originii române a goralilor, deşi mulţi istorici preferă, din motive neclare, posibil de natură politică, să-i numească mai degraba vlahi, sau, în mod eronat chiar „aromâni”, în loc de români. În ultimul timp numeroşi gorali din Polonia, îndeosebi din satul Koniakow, care e satul situat la cea mai mare altitudine din Polonia, îşi recunosc clar rădăcinile româneşti şi arată un interes tot crescând faţă de România, pe care o văd ca un fel de "patrie originară". Imigrările în sudul muntos al Poloniei au fost numeroase în evul mediu şi sunt atestate documentar încă din sec. XIII, când ducele Cracoviei şi Sandomirului, Bolesław, s-a însurat cu Cunigunda, fiica regelui Béla IV al Ungariei. Acesteia, ducele i-a dăruit în 1257 ţinutul Sandeţului, de la râurile Dunajeţ şi Poprad, unde potrivit legendei Sf. Cunigunda trăia şi o populaţie pastorală de origine "valahă". (EN) Gorals (Polish Gora (pronunciation: gurale) and German Goralen) are a population pastoral Polish language has been documented as occupying compact since the Middle Ages certain mountain regions in southern and south-eastern Poland such as Podhale in Tatra mountains in rural settlements that Beschizi at a height not far from the popular mountain resort of Zakopane and around Nowy Sacz cities and Zywiec. Although currently Catholic and integral part of the Polish nation, Gorals is a distinct etnitate both culturally and even linguistically and anthropologically. The Polish dialect which they talk contains a number of archaic words of Romanian origin, including Magura (hillock), whistle, hamlet, fireplace, cheese, Merenda ("bread") or mlioara ("ewe lamb"). There are lots of opinions among historians and anthropologists who confirms (also based on robust documentation) hypothesis of the origin of Romanian Goral, although many historians prefer, for reasons unclear, possibly political, to call them rather Vlachs, or, wrong even "Macedo" instead of Romanian. Lately many Goral in Poland, especially in the village of Koniakow, which is the village located at the highest elevation in Poland, they clearly recognized the Romanian roots and show a growing interest increasing to Romania, which see it as a kind of "homeland original." Immigration mountain in southern Poland were numerous in the Middle Ages and are mentioned in documents sec. XIII, when the Duke of Krakow and Sandomir, Bolesław, married Cunigunda, daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary. Its Duke in 1257 gave land Sandeţului from Dunajeţ and Poprad rivers, where according to legend St. Cunigunda lived a pastoral population of origin "Vlach". Arhiva fotografică © Zbiory NAC online

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czyżby wiosna zawitała na podlasie?! :) dziś znalazłem jej pierwsze oznaki - pierwsze kwiaty Przebiśniegi! :)

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Roger OpielaThat is part of my ancestors roots and passed through the generations.

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Friday, August 12:     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 13:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 14:    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.