Poland Independence Day around the world in 2020

  How long until Poland Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 338 days.
  Dates of Poland Independence Day around the world
2021 PolandNov 11
Poland Thu, Nov 11National Holiday
2020 PolandNov 11
Poland Wed, Nov 11National Holiday
2019 PolandNov 11
Poland Mon, Nov 11National Holiday
2018 PolandNov 11, Nov 12
Poland Mon, Nov 12National Holiday
Poland Sun, Nov 11National Holiday
2017 PolandNov 11
Poland Sat, Nov 11National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918.

When is Polish Independence Day?

This holiday is always celebrated annually on 11th 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 the first world war in 1918.

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

On November 11th 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 the second world war, 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.

Independence Day is an official public holiday in Poland, so schools, banks, government offices, and most private businesses are closed. There is a trade prohibition on public holidays in Poland, so most shops are closed. If you are intending to travel via public transport during a public holiday, check with the public transit authorities for any changes to time schedules.

Did you know?

Three facts about Poland Independence Day

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

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'.

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).

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