Easter Monday / Śmigus-Dyngus

Easter Monday in Poland is a holiday and is called Śmigus-Dyngus (shming-oos-ding-oos) or Lany Poniedziałek (wet Monday). Zofia Stryjeńska (1891-1976), "Śmigus Dyngus", print from the series: "Obrzędy polskie" (Polish Rituals), 1931, from the collection of The Polish Museum of America.

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Jan Zumbach 107 birthday commemoration

On this day, April 15, 1915, author of bestseller like "On wings of war-My life as a pilot adventurer", but above all Polish WWII pilot ace Jan Eugeniusz Ludwik Zumbach was born in Warsaw, Poland.

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The PMA mourns the loss of Life Member Helena Sromek

Helena Sromek, age 78, of Chicago, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer.

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Remembering Adam Kossowski – on 36 anniversary of death

On this day 36 years ago the art world lost one of its own. Adam Kossowski was born Dec. 5, 1905-in Nowy Sacz, Poland.

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Chicago Magazine – PMA exhibit one of the 10 attractions to view in Chicago this April!

Chicago Magazine/chicagohotels.org featured our temporary exhibition as one of the “10 events to visit in Chicago this April”!

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Ludwika Nitschowa 33 commemoration of death

She was born Dec. 6, 1889, in Poland. On this day we remember Ludwika Nitschowa, Polish sculptor and pedagogue who died on March 28, 1989.

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2022 – Year dedicated to Jan Ignacy Lukasiewicz

He was a Polish pharmacist, engineer, businessman and philanthropist. The year 2022 has been designated by the Parliament of the Republic of Poland as the year of Jan Ignacy Lukasiewicz.

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Women’s Day 2022

Happy International Women’s Day! Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji Międzynarodowego Dnia Kobiet!

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The PMA and PRCUA happily celebrate Pączki Day

As a Christian tradition, Pączki Day is a celebration of the end of winter through a feast of fatty foods.

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80 Founding Anniversary of Armia Krajowa

On this day we stand and salute the Polish Home Army (pol. Armia Krajowa) which was established exactly 80 years ago on February 14, 1942.

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