NOVA SCOTIA

POLISH

HERITAGE

MONTH

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SEPTEMBER 2024

Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month

The theme this year is “special walks”. There will be Polish-themed neighbourhood walks, cemetery walks, nature walks to learn Polish words, and more! Our recommended books poster this year will feature children’s books. Stay tuned!

If you would like to add an event or gathering to the Month related to Polish heritage, please e-mail [email protected]. The official calendar will be released the third week of August.

See images of past Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month celebrations!

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Zapraszamy! Welcome!

SEPTEMBER IS NOVA SCOTIA POLISH HERITAGE MONTH!

By resolution of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, the first Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month took place in September 2020, and will be held every September. Partners include schools, libraries, organizations across the province, businesses, universities, artists and more!

Premier Tim Houston's message to Polish Nova Scotians 2023

See the Lieutenant-Governor’s 2023 Message:

POLONIA LICENSE PLATES

“Nova Scotia Polonia” and “Cape Breton Polonia” decorative front vehicle plates are now available!

Please click here to learn more.

NS & CB Polonia vanity license plates

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What Is Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month?

A time of sharing

A time of education

A time of enjoyment

A time of welcome

A time of pride and gratitude

WITAMY WSZYSTKICH! WELCOME TO ALL!

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How To Use This Site

LEARN

The first Polish settlements in Nova Scotia were in Cape Breton, beginning in the 1880s. Since then, Polish-Canadians and their descendants have become part of the fabric of the province, and one of the many vibrant groups that makes this place so unique. This site will help document our rich history so that it can be available for all to learn from.

CONNECT

Do you have Polish ancestors who came to Nova Scotia? Would you like to find out more about them? This site will be filled with information about the Polish diaspora to Nova Scotia, so you can find out about your family history! Use our search feature in the menu to peruse the site, or use the contact form below to ask!

PARTICIPATE

All Nova Scotians are invited to participate in Polish Heritage Month… in fact, we very much hope that you do! Would you like to do something in your community, business, or organization to recognize Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month? Please tell us what you have in mind! Just use the contact form below page to get in touch.

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    ABOUT THE IMAGES ON THIS PAGE
    Photo of Cape Breton in autumn by Flickr user Dennis Jarvis and used here under the terms of the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Creative Commons License. See the original image here. Photo of Polish folk dancer adapted from an image by Brendan Lally, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons