Who doesn’t love flowers and especially the most magnificent of them all – Orchids! On February 27th the University of Warsaw Library will transform into a magical garden full of orchids. During the whole weekend you will be able to not only admire, but also buy, rare and interesting kinds of this flowers from all around the world.

It is going to be an international affair with breeders not only from Poland, but also Germany and even Ecuador! You will be also able to take part in various lectures and workshops on growing this marvelous plants. Piotr Dobrzyński from the University of Warsaw Botanical Garden will provide participants with knowledge about home-grown orchids.

It is a really great idea to mix up a bit your stay in Warsaw – we totally recommend it! The University of Warsaw Library is something totally special – one a of the biggest libraries in Poland with its own garden on the roof! It is spectacular to watch even during winter 🙂

Sweets and sport? Who said they don’t belong together? Go to the XV Wedel Race and enjoy both. “For many years, the event has been attracting enthusiasts of active rest and fans of original Wedel chocolate. There are attractions prepared for participants, regardless of age or running experience. At the finish taste of success will further sweeten Wedel” – encourage the event organizers.

The race will take place on Saturday, February 8 in Skaryszewski Park. Its route will certainly appeal to traffic enthusiasts away from the hustle and bustle of the street. As part of the event, participants have a choice of cross-country trails of various distances selected by age groups. And so juniors up to seven years will run on a distance of 0.25 km. Slightly older children and young people up to the age of fifteen will have less than 2 km to cover. Adults will compete at 5.5 and 9 km, overcoming the loop marked in the park 3 or 5 times.

At the finish line, all participants will have a cup of hot Wedel chocolate, participation certificates, medals and sweet gifts. In addition, the winners of each route will receive commemorative cups and hand-decorated Wedel Cake specially created for the occasion.

Wedel run is a great way to spend an active winter day in the city for the whole family. In this unique race, apart from the sports results, the most important is good fun and time spent together.

On Sunday (January 12) at 15.30 the main concert will start, which will last until 22. There will be, among others Daria Zawiałow, Agnieszka Chylińska and Ralph Kamiński. The concert will close with the performance of the band Tulia. The artists will perform on the same stage under which Warsaw residents welcomed the New Year. Works are currently underway there, because the stage needs to be slightly modified. Just like on New Year’s Eve, there will be no fireworks during the final of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. This is the second time when “Light to Heaven” at 20 will be a musical and light show.

In front of the Grand Theater there will be a stand with a educational program “We save and teach to save”. At 8.30-20 you can train there with knowledge of the principles of providing first aid through VR glasses.

On Saturday, the 5-kilometer run “Count yourself with diabetes” will start. This is the 14th time when volunteers go to the streets of Warsaw. The new route runs along Krakowskie Przedmieście, Świętokrzyska, pl. Powstańców Warszawy, Jasna, Mazowiecka and pl. Pilsudski. Start at 11. 5,000 people will participate and donations collected during registration for the run will be allocated to insulin pumps for pregnant women with diabetes.

The account of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity will be credited to the lucky ones who will win unique auctions. Małgorzata Gersdorf, the first president of the Supreme Court, invites you to a day spent in the courthouse at pl. Krasinski. You will be able to accompany the president in her routine duties. Tomasz Grodzki, Speaker of the Senate, who will be able to have dinner, counts on the donors. After a joint meal, the politician will show around the Senate building.

Picture source: https://www.wosp.org.pl