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When is Polish Independence Day?
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|Narodowe Święto Niepodległości|
|Commemorates the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918.|
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 1945, 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.
As a national holiday, supermarkets are closed, but restuarants and bars will stay open. Museums are usually closed.
Did you know?
The Polish constitution of 1791 was the first in Europe, and second in the world after the American Constitution of 1789.
Reputedly the oldest restaurant in Europe, Piwnica Swidnicka, opened its doors in Wroclaw in 1275.
Poland is the most religious country in Europe. 90% of the people say they are Roman Catholic.
From 1795 Poland did not exist as a country for 123 years.
A Polish state and the name Poland dates back to the year 966 during the reign of Mieszko I. The Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025.