TUFS Holds Polish National Reading

December 14, 2022

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, TUFS hosted the TUFS Polish National Reading 2022, where eleven TUFS Polish language students read Adam Mickiewicz’s poem “Ballads and Romances” (1822) in Polish.

Since 2012, Poland has held an annual event called the Narodowe Czytanie (National Reading) under the auspices of the President of Poland and his wife, in which literary works selected by a public vote via the Internet are read at various locations in Poland and abroad.

In conjunction with this event, TUFS and Polish Cultural Institute in Tokyo co-host the TUFS Polish National Readings every year. This year will be the sixth time the event has been held. This year, the guest speaker was Mrs. Elżbieta Milewska, wife of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Japan, who read from “Ballads and Romance” with the students. Polish students studying at TUFS also participated as listeners.

After the closing of the meeting, Mrs. Milewska presented a souvenir and a Christmas gift of Ponchki, a traditional Polish confectionery.