2022 is the 200th anniversary of the publication in Vilnius of "Ballads and Romances", a collection of poetry by Adam Mickiewicz. This moment is considered to be the symbolic beginning of the Romantic period in Polish culture.

"What followed was unprecedented in Polish history. An era was born in which genius artists, thinkers, and political activists created a country of spiritual freedom in a situation of national captivity, developed independence programs, and at the same time brought Polish literature, music, and painting to the rank of leading achievements of European culture," it was emphasized in the resolution of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland establishing 2022 the Year of Polish Romanticism.