Polish Independence Day

Poland National Holiday in Poland

Marienburg Castle in Malbork, Poland

When is Polish Independence Day?

This holiday is always celebrated annually on 11 November.

In Polish, it is known as 'Narodowe Święto Niepodległości'.

History of Polish Independence Day

Polish Independence Day commemorates the re-establishment of the state of Poland at the end of World War I in 1918.

For 123 years prior to 1918, Poland had been partitioned under the rule of Prussia, Austria, and Russia.

On 11 November 1918, the day that World War I ended, this partition was removed and Poland was granted its independence.

In 1939, when Poland became a communist regime as a result of the Yalta conference, at the request of Stalin following the end of World War II, the holiday was abolished.

In 1989, following the collapse of the Communist government fell, Independence Day was reinstated as a national holiday.

How is Polish Independence Day Celebrated?

Celebrations across the country will include firework displays, concerts and parades. It is also a time for family reunions.

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