We were yestarday in Houston’s 6th Annual Polish Festival,and also is today Sunday May 6, 2012, second day.
Houston’s Polish Festival is a celebration of all things Polish – the food, the music, the language, the customs and the culture of the Polish people. The Festival is held on the grounds of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church conveniently located at 1731 Blalock Drive, about 1.5 miles north of the Katy Freeway. Featured at the Festival is a large sampling of traditional Polish foods such as pierogi (stuffed dumplings), golabki (cabbage rolls) and kielbasa (sausage) and a huge assortment of traditional cakes, rolls and desserts lovingly prepared by our parishioners. Music for this year’s festival will be provided by Brian Marshall and the Texas Slavic Playboys and Chris Rybak noted Texas accordionist; and traditional Polish songs and dances will be performed by our children’s choir throughout the day.
As part of the festival, visitors will be able to tour our beautiful church constructed in the traditional Polish style and will be able to see our Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Polish Black Madonna, and learn of Our Lady’s 600 year old history as protector and defender of the Polish nation. In addition, our festival provides a supervised, safe and fun children’s area complete with games, face painting, kids’ snacks and other fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Inside our beautifully decorated parish hall, visitors will find a silent auction full of unique items on which to bid while being entertained by a fine classical pianist. Our entire parish community extends an invitation for everyone to come and celebrate all things Polish with us – Zapraszamy! (We welcome you!)
I will post pictures from this festival, I hope you will enjoy.
Sorry, for my late rosponse because I was participated in this event.
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GREGG (7888) 2012-05-06 11:13
Polacy bez względu na to w jakim zakątku świata się znajdują, starają się zachować polską mowę, kulturę i tradycje...
widzę, że były stroje ludowe a bigos, gołąbki ?
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-06 12:07
I love festivals and what they have to offer. I took my grand-daughter to the zoo yesterday where they were celebrating multi-cultural day. My grand-daughter (15 months old) could have cared less about the animals but loved all the different music and dancing, which she herself was free to dance all day long.
Excellent photo Barbara, with superb clarity and fine detail to color and light. Your POV as always leads us down a new path in which we are drenched into your Mind's Eye and come out a better person. Great Job Barbara!!
TFS............Your Friend from California..............Buddy
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-05-06 13:23
I am glad because between the countries is greeκ language and greek flag. Intresting picture with lovely details.
carlo62 (45756) 2012-05-06 13:25
bella e colorata festa, belli i cartelli di benvenuto in tutte le lingue.
Uno scatto da reporter.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-06 13:26
a very attractive photo of this festival, superb details and colours and I like th atmosphere of the photo, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday evening! Kellemes Vasárnap estét kívánok!
PaulVDV (27808) 2012-05-06 13:47
The organizers of this Polish festival have welcomed the visitors in a lot of different languages. The welcome signs along with the different flags make the entrance gate very colourful.
This picture shows a pleasant and busy atmosphere.
I hope that the festival was a success.
Best regards, Paul
Alco (7293) 2012-05-06 19:19
Very nice picture of that entrance with a lot of colors.A warm welcome with all these welcome banners in different languages.Beautiful colors and nice point of view.TFS.
Have a good week.
paololg (31448) 2012-05-06 22:27
Ciao dear Barbara,
an interesting image that testifies to the great integration of the peoples in the U.S. You have captured a pleasing scene, spontaneous and natural, characterized by the usual excellent photo quality. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
Nicou (138980) 2012-05-06 22:38
merveilleuse compo e tiamge quelle entrée avec tous ce paneaux de signalisation ŕ y perdre la tęte les beaux drapeaux au vent ce soleil fantastique cpatage.
bravo et amitié
baddori (20119) 2012-05-06 22:54
Le feste che mi piacciono.
Connazionali, usanze, prodotti tipici.
In Usa ... molte nazioni ed identitŕ mai dimenticate.
pajaran (59041) 2012-05-06 23:02
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Poljskom festivali sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lep pogled na ulaz sa dobrodoslicom, zastave i ljude, dobra kompozicija.
Lepo mesto i trenutak.
Very interesting and good article on the Polish festival with the given data ...
A good moment shot, sharpness, contrast and display beautiful colors.
Nice view of the entrance with welcoming, flags and people, good composition.
Nice place and moment.
All the best.
Silvio1953 (139775) 2012-05-07 1:06
Ciao Barbara, lovely composition full of life, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (62891) 2012-05-07 2:49
my state has a big amount of polish immigrantes too. very nice sample of the main gate. the placard in portuguese is write wrong, haha. beautiful light and details.
mkamionka (35564) 2012-05-07 4:22
ciekawe zdjecie z ciekawego wydarzenia. Wyglada na to ze w Teksasie macie sporo Polonii. W moim nowym miejscu raczej rzadko slysze polski jezyk. Moze dlatego ze jest tu malo pracy. Tak wiec takich wydarzen moge Ci tylko pozazdroscic,
shevchenko (19968) 2012-05-08 3:25
Nice to see a Polish festival that celebrating at US, goof frame to the entrance that full with crowd and colourful flags, lively shot, a view that full with harmonious atmophesre, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
tedesse (25135) 2012-05-08 8:09
Widze ze zjechalo sie troche Polonijnych zespolow do Houston’s.
Ladny kadr przedstawiajacy uczestnikow festiwalu.
ikeharel (69165) 2012-05-16 8:20
Festival entrance beautifully decorated with countries flags, Barbara.
Vivid colors, good light and clearity, collected the moment very well. Tall lady prominently in scene...
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (33753)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-05
- Categories: Festivals
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- Date Submitted: 2012-05-06 11:01