Today is the Independence Day of Poland – 103rd Anniversary

Today is the 103rd Anniversary of Poland’s regained independence following the allied victory against Germany on November 11th, 1918.

In 1795, Poland was split into the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia, and Prussia. Despite Napoleon’s epopee, two insurrections, and revolutions, those efforts remained unsuccessful and failed to bring Poland the independence and freedom so desired. This situation remained in force until 1918. On November 11, 1918, on the day of the Armistice, Jozef Pilsudski received the full powers to lead the military authority. The German soldiers were disarmed, while the crowds gathered on the streets throughout Poland. November 11th was declared a national holiday in 1937.

Today many events will be organized including the marathon of independence including the military ceremony on the Pilsudski square (12h) following by a military concert (14h),

A large concert on the Krakowskie Przedmieście

The march of independence which each year is controversial by its political appropriation including extreme rights…

To avoid a maximum of damage, along the Independence March route, barriers were added, work elements were removed, as well as benches…

2018’s celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Poland

Independence Day’s fireworks 2019

Massive fireworks of Independence Day 2018

Independence Day ceremony 2018 – Video by Mateusz Dolatowski on Twitter

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