Facts about Poland Independence Day

Facts about Poland Independence Day

Polish Independence Day is always celebrated annually on 11 November and commemorates the re-establishment of the state of Poland at the end of World War I in 1918.

To mark the day, here are 12 interesting facts about Poland Independence Day.

In Poland, your 'Name Day' (imieniny) is considered a more important day than your birthday. Poland Independence Day Facts

The name 'Poland' derives from the name of a tribe called Polanie. This tribe used to live in the western part of modern-day Poland, and meant 'people from the open fields'. Poland Independence Day Facts

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. 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. Poland Independence Day Facts

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest castle in the world by area. The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest castle in the world by area. Poland Independence Day Facts

In 1795 Poland ceased to exist as a country for 123 years. Poland Independence Day Facts

The Polish constitution of 1791 was the first in Europe, and second in the world after the American Constitution of 1789. The Polish constitution of 1791 was the first in Europe, and second in the world after the American Constitution of 1789. Poland Independence Day Facts

Reputedly the oldest restaurant in Europe, Piwnica Swidnicka, opened its doors in Wroclaw in 1275. Reputedly the oldest restaurant in Europe, Piwnica Swidnicka, opened its doors in Wroclaw in 1275. Poland Independence Day Facts

The most common pet name for a dog in Poland is 'Burek' which is the Polish word for a brown-grey colour. Poland Independence Day Facts

Poland is the most religious country in Europe. 90% of the people say they are Roman Catholic. Poland is the most religious country in Europe. 90% of the people say they are Roman Catholic. Poland Independence Day Facts

Polish is the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian. Poland Independence Day Facts

Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to propose that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. Poland Independence Day Facts

Polish people get married at the youngest age within the European Union (24 years old for women and 26.5 years old for men in average). Poland Independence Day Facts
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