Thursday, March 25, 2010

Joint Grunwald/Zalgiris reenactment planned

On a Polish-news site, I found a newsbrief about the coming 600th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Grunwald, a.k.a. Zalgiris. Apparently, the heads of state of both Poland and Lithuania will attend.

The 600th anniversary of the victorious battle of Polish and Lithuanian forces against the Teutonic Order will be jointly celebrated by both countries’ presidents.

A relevant document has been signed in Warsaw by Lithuania’s deputy defense minister Vytautas Umbrasas and secretary of state at the Polish ministry of culture and national heritage Piotr Zuchowski. It covers cooperation in organizing the celebrations and their promotion.

The anniversary falls on July 15 and the main events shall be held at Malbork Castle, the former seat of the Teutonic knights, and on the fields of Grunwald where the battle of 1410 is to be reconstructed in historical costume by special groups of enthusiasts from Poland and Lithuania.

The official anniversary events will be attended by Polish head of state Lech Kaczynski and Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite.

Go to the original website to read the comments, if you wish.

You could also take this Grunwald-themed tour, though you won't be in Grunwald on Thursday, July 15. Hmmm.

Still counting down the days to Slavic University III in the Kingdom of Aethelmearc. I've been told that the schedule of activities will be posted next week.

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