Deputy prime minister and minister of culture, Piotr Gliński, announced the construction of a network of modern museums to mark the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw, as part of the celebrations of the centenary of Poland regaining independence after World War I. The Ministry of Culture today announced the plan for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the battle which stopped communism from spreading westwards in Europe in 1920. These initiatives are realised under the slogan #Victory1920.
This year Poland will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, described by historians as the 18th most important battle in the history of the world. The celebrations will be centred on August 15th, the symbolic date of the battle. The government wants to celebrate this anniversary by investing in 84 museums, including the Museum of Polish History. All the initiatives will be realised under the slogan #Victory1920.
“On the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw we are also opening the Museum of Józef Piłsudski, which will be a great way to honour this incredible Polish leader, hero and commander. (FLASH) Apart from that, we are planning a great concert at the National Stadium, either transmitted on TV and radio or with a live audience, depending on the situation with the coronavirus. We also showed our two films today which were made for the anniversary”, stated minister Gliński.
The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Niepodległa office, has prepared an exciting, multimedia show for August 15th at the National Stadium in Warsaw – apart from the concert, there will be film screenings including one in VR, a national literary competition, and many others. The Ministry hopes that despite the epidemiological situation in the country, as many people as possible will be able to participate in the celebrations.