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21st Białystok Zamenhof Days

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Are you interested in Esperanto culture? Take part in the 21st Białystok Zamenhof Days.

They will be held on 11-13 December 2020, this time online. Participation is free of charge and does not require registration.

The event will take place on Zoom, meeting ID: 990 029 2000, password: bja2020.


  • December 11, Friday
    • 5 PM Opening. Summary of the 10th literary competition "Esperanto Connects People" for a short story entitled "Pandemic: Unusual Everyday Life". Presentation of the awarded works and "Białystok Notebooks" - a collection of all competition texts. The competition is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Białystok City Mayor
    • 5:30 PM Presentation of the 105th issue of the "Karta" quarterly, largely devoted to the topic of Esperanto. The guest will be Jeremi Galdamez - author of the selection of texts. BCC/LZC is the publication's partner
    • 6 PM Zosia Dzierżawska, author of illustrations for the book "Doctor Esperanto and the Language of Hope" by Mamania Publishing House, will talk about the work on the publication. BCC/LZC is the publication's partner
    • 6:30 PM Concert: Frey-Lech Trio, Młoda FolkKREW and Uku-Donaco Bjalistoko - klezmer and folk music with the colors of Podlachia, live broadcast from the Ludwik Zamenhof Center
  • December 12, Saturday
    • Series of lectures:
      • 10 AM Adam Wilkus: Esperanto Days of Crakow in the times of coronavirus
      • 10:30 AM Małgorzata Komarnicka: Activities of the European Center for Intercultural Education
      • 11 AM Alexandra Paz: New Christians in Northern Portugal
      • 11:30 AM Presentation of volunteering in Toulouse
      • 12:00 Nina Pietuchowska: Białystok in the 19th and 20th centuries in the context of multiculturalism
    • 1 PM Laying flowers at the Ludwik Zamenhof monument in Białystok, walk to the new monument to the young Zamenhof
    • 2 PM Concert: Tim Gallego - the new star of Esperanto. The Colombian Esperantist, musician and writer will present songs from the album released in 2020 in a climate of indie and alternative pop. Live broadcast from Berlin
    • Series of lectures:
      • 3 PM Ilona Koutny: University teaching of Esperanto and an interlinguistic symposium
      • 3:40 PM Jagoda Greger: A movie about Perkun. Esperanto on the Sopot beach
      • 4 PM Szilva Szabolcs: Presentation of the Esperanto textbook "Pri kio temas?"
      • 4:30 PM Break
      • 5 PM Rafał Darasz: History of the Esperanto movement in China
      • 5:30 PM Erasmus + projects and the Esperanto movement
    • 6 PM Ines Kahin: Quiz about the languages of the world
    • 6:45 PM Paweł Fischer-Kotowski: Presentation of the Esperantist of the Year 2020
    • 7 PM Concert: Kajto - Nanne Kalma and Ankie van der Meer. Since the 1990s, this well-known ensemble has been performing at Esperanto events around the world. Singer-songwriters with an interesting sound with interesting instruments: guitar, mandolin, harmonica, violin, banjo. They are called "Esperanto ABBA". Winners of the FAME award for their contribution to the development of Esperanto's musical culture (Germany, 2004). Live broadcast from the Netherlands
  • December 13, Sunday
    • 10:30 AM Virtual trip to Supraśl
    • 12:00 Training of tutors within the Erasmus + program

organisers: Białystok Society of Esperantists, Białystok Cultural Center / Ludwik Zamenhof Center, Łukasz Górnicki Podlachian Library in Białystok / Esperanto Libraro

The organizers reserve the right to change the program.