- January 18, 2019
Vilinius paid homage to the Mayor of Gdańsk
The metropolitan local government, decided to pay homage to Vilnius’s friend to the tragically deceased Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz.
On this occasion, on the facade of the Town Hall from 5pm to midnight you can see video projection of Paweł Adamowicz picture. Whereas the symbol of the city of Three Crosses was illuminated in the colours representing the city of Gdańsk.
On Saturday, January 19, municipal flags will be lower in Vilnius. The Polish composer Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz created the epitaph for the carillon a few days ago, dedicating it to Paweł Adamowicz.
The song has already been played on the Belgian Carillon of Peace, and on Friday at 2:45pm Polish time on the instrument of the church of St. Catherine in Gdansk will be performed by Monika Kaźmierczak. The desire to perform this composition, solidarizing with Gdańsk residents, is declared by carillonists from around the world. In Vilnius, it will be sounded on the 19th of January at 4pm from the tower of the church of St. ap. Philip and James.
On Saturday Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius, will take part in the funeral in Gdańsk.
Vilnius and Gdańsk signed a cooperation agreement in 1998. Every year Gdańsk hosts the Vilnius Days, and in Vilnius – the Gdansk Day, initiated by Paweł Adamowicz.
Translated by Oskar Pytka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.