Eastern Poland is a place where West and East merge. There we have many traditions, cultures, religions and several languages. This cultural diversity was one of the reasons that Ludwik Zamenhof created an international language – Esperanto. Hi did it in Bialystok, the capital of Podlasie region.
Eastern Poland mentally and culturally shaped by different nationalities and religions: Poles, Belarussians, Jews, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Tatars and Russians.
Evidence of that multiculturalism are historic monuments and contemporary temples: Catholic and Orthodox churches, mosques and synagogues.
The traces different cultures can also be found in the local cuisine, architecture and costumes. From this point of view Eastern Poland is the one of the most interesting regions in Europe.
We invite you to watch the movie showing a varied culture of the region: