Poland Celebrates Independence Day on November 11
November 11, 2013
Several thousand runners take part in the race in Warsaw on the occasion of 95 anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence.
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.
From 1939 to 1989, celebration of the holiday was forbidden. After the collapse of communist government, the holiday regained its significance.