Poland Celebrates Independence Day on November 11
November 11, 2012
Illumination on the Presidential Palace in Warsaw marks the Indendence Day
National Independence Day, celebrated in Poland on November 11, is the country’s most important public holiday marking the restoration of Polish independence in 1918, when, after 123 years of partitions by Austria, Prussia and Russia Poland reappeared on the map of Europe as a sovereign democratic state.
The date of November 11 was announced a national holiday in 1937.
From1939 to 1989, celebration of the holiday was forbidden. After the collapse of communist government, the holiday regained its significance.