Independence Day in Poland in 2019

Independence Day in Poland in 2019
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  How long until Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 79 days.
  Dates of Independence Day in Poland
2021 Poland Thu, Nov 11Bank Holiday
2020 Poland Wed, Nov 11Bank Holiday
2019 Poland Mon, Nov 11Bank Holiday
2018 Nov 11, Nov 12
PolandMon, Nov 12Bank Holiday
PolandSun, Nov 11Bank Holiday
2017 Poland Sat, Nov 11Bank Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918.
  Local name
Narodowe Święto Niepodległości

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 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.

Did you know?

Three facts about Independence Day

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

Polish is the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian.

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

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