Polish Liberation Day

Polish Liberation Day

July 22; January 17
July 22 is the anniversary of the day on which the KRN (National Home Council) established the Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN) in 1944, the first people's government in the country's thousand-year history. The PKWN manifesto issued on this date proclaimed that its first priorities were complete liberation from the Nazis and the freeing of ancient Polish lands on the Baltic Sea and Odra River, as well as the democratization of the country.
In the city of Warsaw, January 17 is observed as Liberation Day. It was on this day in 1945 that the city was freed from Nazi oppression by Soviet troops. Special ceremonies are held at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw's Victory Square.
SOURCES:
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 121
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