Polish Independence Day

Poland National Holiday in Poland

Marienburg Castle in Malbork, Poland
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When is Polish Independence Day?

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This holiday next takes place in 113 Days.
Dates of Independence Day
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday November 11th
2018 Sunday November 11th
2017 Saturday November 11th
2016 Friday November 11th
2015 Wednesday November 11th
1 Day
Local Name
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.

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