Last weekend, the city park of culture and recreation attractes many guests. The festival program was dedicated to the following topics: "We live in a single family" and the public association "Regional Society of Poles, Polonia" devoted to the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, we can proudly say that stability, peace and harmony are the main assets of our country. Nursultan Nazarbayev said during the years of sovereignty: "another country was established, this has been achieved by efforts of all Kazakhstan citizens."

Pavlodar Poles actively participate in socio-economic and socio-political life of the region. Among them are well-known doctors, scientists, and businessmen. "Polonia" is actively promoting folk arts during various events such as the Days of Polish culture, to restore the continuity of cultural and spiritual traditions, education of the youth, love and respect to the history of the people, study and promotion of the language, culture, customs and traditions of the Polish people.

Kazakhstani Poles this year marked another date - the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Poles to Kazakhstan. In 1936-1939 Kazakhstan adopted nearly 190 thousand ethnic Poles. This people have undergone many troubles and hardships. The local population met exiled friendly, and it led to the fact that the fate of many Poles in Kazakhstan, their dreams and plans are currently connected with this land. In his speech, the chairman of "Polonia", Union of Poles in Kazakhstan Svintsitskyi Vitaly Zifridovich noted that Poles remember the kindness of the Kazakhs and remember those who held out a helping hand, cherished in their yurts and shared bread.

On August 23, 2016, our President Nursultan Nazarbayev took a part in the Kazakh-Polish business forum in Poland, addressing the audience, the President stressed that Kazakhstan considers Poland as a reliable political and economic partner in the European Union. It is encouraging that on the eve of the visit of our President female vocal group "Syreny" of public association "Polonia" took a trio to the historical homeland, by the invitation of the Polish city of Luban. The group studied Polish language, visited historical sites and attractions and, of course, our artists prepared a gift to the city – a big concert program, a fragment of which was presented to the guests of the festival.

An interesting program was offered by the organizers for the festival guests, like the performances of the youth vocal and choreographic group "Nartsiz", children's vocal group "Yagudki" and female vocal group "Syreny".

Poles have always been famous for their beautiful dances like polonaise, krakowiak, oberek and kujawiak. Dance ensembles were able to show not only the skill of grace and plastics, but also the beauty of the costumes.

"Polonia" has shown that it is rich in talents. It has already become a good tradition for the ensemble to surprise viewers with mass musical and choreographic composition. The repertoire of the creative teams consists of folk ritual songs in modern arrangement, marking a wedding song «Siadaj nie gadaj» performed by the members of youth group "Nartsyz. With confidence it can be noted, that a soloist of the ensemble "Syreny" Elena Kritskaya, conquered Polish audience. The song - "I see your image" deserved lasting applause.

Aytpaev Maksat

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