The annual commemoration of the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising will see numerous events and the “W” hour which is marked by a general halt in traffic (car and pedestrian) for a few minutes at 5:00 pm. Commemorative festivities will reach their climax at the Tomb of the Unknown solider at noon on Saturday. An official wreath laying ceremony will take place there.
The calendar of events shows a kayak parade that will start in Wawer (at Wał Miedzeszyński 295) on August 1 and will include a meeting with veterans of the Uprising. More information on the kayak event can be found here: www.wisla44.splywajznami.pl
At the Plac Piłsudskiego, there will be a patriotic song concert at 8:00 pm. Participants will be encouraged to sing along.
Sunday, August 2nd, a photography city challenge will take place at 3:00 pm. It is called “Żoliborz Island” and is organized by the Warsaw Uprising Museum. More information can be found here:www.rejestracja.1944.pl
Many other commemorative events are scheduled near monuments, in schools and historical institutions.
The Warsaw Uprising was a valiant but unsuccessful effort to unseat the German Nazi occupants towards the end of World War II in 1944.