AMCHAM CEO Paul Schonenberg recently attended the commemoration of Poland’s national Day celebrations.
The commencement of Poland’s special month is signified by the observance of National 3rd May Constitution Day, a ceremony hosted this year by Ambassador Piotr Wojtczak, Poland’s envoy to Luxembourg.
Poland emerged as the world’s second independent nation on the 3rd of May 1791. Following the lead of the United States, Poland was first in Europe to establish a constitution. Unfortunately, this first constitution endured merely for a year before being abolished in the aftermath of the Polish-Russian War of 1792. Nevertheless, to this day, Polish individuals worldwide joyfully commemorate National 3rd May Constitution Day.
During his introductory speech, Ambassador Wojtczak cordially greeted the attendees of the occasion and touched upon Poland’s accomplishments as a nation, both in the past and the present. Additionally, those present were treated to a traditional Polish dance, performed in traditional attire from the Lowicz Region, as well as authentic Polish cuisine.
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L-R : Ambassador Piotr Wojtczak, Dr. Christian Barkei (St. George’s School), Paul Schonenberg (AMCHAM), Caroline Mühlfenzl, Mia Aouadi (EHTL). Photo by kind permission of Mrs. Iwona Wojtczak