Polish Independence Day

Polish Independence Day

November 11
This national holiday commemorates the re-creation of the state of Poland at the end of World War I. On November 11, 1918, Poland was granted independence after having been partitioned under the rule of Prussia, Austria, and Russia for more than 100 years. After the Soviet system took over the country, the holiday was abolished. But in 1989, after the Communist government fell, Independence Day was once again a national holiday.
See also Polish Solidarity Day
CONTACTS:
Embassy of The Republic of Poland
2460 16th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-234-3800; fax: 202-328-6271
www.washington.polemb.net
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 189
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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