Kashubian Capital Centennial kick off Jan. 6


The Polish cultural dance group who will be performing.
The Polish cultural dance group who will be performing.

The Kashubian Capital Centennial Celebration (KCC2020) is a year-long series of special events, workshops, cultural exchanges, and lectures to engage the region in a deeper understanding of the Polish Kashubian immigrants who played an integral role in the birth and success of Winona. The KCC2020 will kick off with a special unveiling of banners and an introductory press conference on Monday January 6, at 12 p.m. at Winona City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street. A brief presentation of the historical significance of the Kashubian region to Winona and a highlight of the signature events will occur. The KCC2020 is rooted in the sister-city program and shared cultural heritage with Bytow Poland. Next year is the important centennial celebration of the Stake War of 1920 and the creation of modern Poland. Bytow asked Winona to help mark this historic milestone with expanded programing so that the significant Polish community and those of the entire region from Chicago to Milwaukee will have a unique opportunity to share in this historic milestone. The KCC2020 will feature lectures, concerts — musical and choral, classical and folk dance performances, film and theater productions, culinary demonstrations and contests, even a Pomeranian pet parade: The March of the Pomeranians. For more information and a list of the 35 special events visit KCC2020.org.


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