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Polish Heritage Celebrated At The Texas Renaissance Festival

by James Smock on November 22, 2010

in Celebrations, Current Events

Polish Heritage Celebration At The Texas Renaissance FestivalSaturday, November 20, 2010 was dubbed Barbarian Invasion Day at the Texas Renaisance Festival in Plantersville, Texas but when the grand parade started, there was something a bit more civilized amidst the hoards of barbarians. Three brightly dressed young ladies carrying the Polonia Restaurant banner led the Polish contingent, followed by a large group of people dressed in traditional Polish folk attire and carrying Polish flags.

These Polish patriots were from Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Houston and the group included an accordion player, lots of singers, children of all ages and Our Lady of Czestochowa pastor Fr. Leszek Wedziuk. After the long march through the Renaissance Festival grounds, the Polish group gathered at Andzej and Sharon Szpak’s Polonia Restaurant booth for some good Polish food and drinks.

The adult singing group accompanied by Fr. Leszek took to the stage at the new Polish Pub and sang several Polish songs, much to the delight of the large crowd.

Below are a few photos of the fun and there is a slideshow of more photos on page 2. There are a few music videos in the Polish Texans Video section or you can see more videos on our YouTube Channel.

Lots of Polish flags in the Texas Renaissance Festival parade.

Lots of Polish flags in the Texas Renaissance Festival parade.

Fr. Leszek and the Polish singing group in the grand parade.

Fr. Leszek and the Polish singing group in the grand parade.

Polish group in front of the Polish Pub at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Polish group in front of the Polish Pub at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Enjoying the good Polish food from Polonia Restaurant.

Enjoying the good Polish food from Polonia Restaurant.

Polish singing group entertaining on the Polish Pub stage.

Polish singing group entertaining on the Polish Pub stage.

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