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Take a Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the embassies of 27 European Union member states cordially invite you to Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House. European embassies, including the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, are opening their doors to visitors at the 8th annual European Union Open House Day. Visit Europe in US Capital! No passport required! Take a rare behind-the-scenes look at the European embassies, many of which are among Washington’s historic and architectural treasures. This popular annual event offers special programs in each embassy and provides a unique opportunity to experience the diversity and richness of cultural heritage and national traditions of Europe. Free shuttle bus service will be provided throughout the day with stops at embassies and select Metro stations. Entrance to all of the Embassies is free. RSVPs are not required. We recommend that guests avoid bringing oversized bags, as all embassies will conduct security inspections.

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EUROPEAN UNION OPEN HOUSE DAY AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND Join us as we celebrate Poland’s history and culture during the 8th Annual EU Open House This year Poland is celebrating the 10th anniversary of joining the EU, the 15th anniversary of joining NATO, and the 25th anniversary of the fall of Communism and our transition to democracy initiated by the Solidarity movement.

25 years ago the famous “round table” negotiations between the communist party and the democratic opposition led to the first partially free elections in Eastern Europe, which took place in Poland on June 4th 1989 and paved the way to freedom for other countries.

Come celebrate these milestones with us and learn more about contemporary Poland. This Saturday, the doors of our historic embassy will be open for all to visit. Housed in a fine example of Beaux-Art architecture, our embassy building is the oldest embassy in Washington DC still in use today.

Take a tour of our stately reception rooms, including the Blue Salon where you can enjoy paintings of such Polish masters as Julian Fałat and Jacek Malczewski.

Get a rare view of exceptional editions of commemorative stamp series released by the Polish Postal Service.
Get your copies of Polish cook books from the Classic Recipes Series, chat about secrets of Polish cuisine with its authors and sample traditional Polish foods including delicious pierogi. Not wheelchair accessible.


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  • Peter Z.

    Zapraszamy! The authors of the acclaimed Polish Classic Recipes and the award winning Polish Classic Desserts will be at the Embassy all day to autograph and personally dedicate their books for your gift-giving occasions.

    May 7, 2014

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