- December 28, 2012
Time measured in a Vilnius manner
In 2013 the most popular calendar in Vilnius Region – the Calendar of Vilnius Family – will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Other institutions and organizations of Vilnius Region traditionally publish their own thematic calendars as well.
The year 2013 will be very special because the first edition of a Vilnius everyday Polish tear-off calendar appeared in 1993. The authors of the calendar are Jadwiga and Włodzimierz Podmostko.
“The calendar has been incessantly published for 20 years. It means that it is extremely important for the Polish community in Lithuania. From the very beginning it was clear that it would not be a simple kitchen tear-off calender. We wanted it to be a patriotic and historical calendar which would provide short and concise information about the history of Vilnius Region, eminent figures and the history of Poland and Lithuania.” Jadwiga Podmostko, the editor, said about her achievement.
The pages from January 3 to 5 present a short history of the calendar and profiles of people who contributed to its creation. Other institutions that will be celebrating their anniversaries in 2013 have their place in the calender as well: “Kurier Wileński” [literally: Courier of Vilnius], Vilnius School of Technology, Business and Agriculture in Baltoji Vokė , the bookshop “Elephas”. Traditionally, in the calender the readers will find profiles of eminent figures of Vilnius Region, a piece of advice and anecdotes.
The 2013 calendar published by the administration of Šalčininkai region municipality is devoted to historic events of the region.
The most important is the 150th anniversary of the January Uprising which reached also to the territory of the contemporary Šalčininkai region. The photograph presents a monument in commemoration of the insurgents which is situated at the entrance to the Rūdninkai Forest, at the banks of the Merkys river. The monument was erected in 1975. It commemorates the events of May 31, 1863, when in the neighbourhood of Žygmantiškės the joined parties of Jan Sędek, Aleksander Stabrowski (Lubicz) and Feliks Wisłouch defeated several Russian rottes and forced them to retreat.
Moreover, the calendar commemorates the 15th anniversary of the monument of Adam Mickiewicz situated in the centre of Šalčininkai, the 230th anniversary of the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Dieveniškės, the 85th anniversary of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus Church in Akmenynė. There are also two most important events in Šalčininkai region that will be celebrating their anniversaries in 2013: the 25th traditional race Baltoji Vokė-Rudninkai-Baltoji Vokė which gathers fans of athletics, and the 10th harvest festival in Šalčininkai in September.
The calendars, even in a poster form, are published by different organizations and institutions of Vilnius Region: newspapers, artistic groups, social organizations.
Based on: Inf.wł.
Tłumaczenie Karolina Rolka w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Karolina Rolka the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.