The National Day of Poland is on the 3 May (Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja, Constitution Day, 1791). Also the 11th November. (Święto Niepodległości, Independence Day which was the restoration of independence from Austro-Hungary (National Day of Hungary), Prussia, and Russia (National Day of Hungary) in 1918.
National Day of Poland
Likewise the National Day of Poland as explained above is celebrated annually on the 3rd May. This day is a public holiday in Poland and celebrates the adoption of the Constitution of the 3rd May 1791. This was the first written constitution in Europe and second in the world after the United States Constitution. Most people do not know this.
Previously the Constitution of the 3rd May 1791 was a landmark achievement for Poland. This introduced significant reforms to the country’s political system. There was the creation of a bicameral legislature, the Sejm as well as the Senate. Likewise the Constitution also crated new rights as well as freedoms for Polish citizens. These include the freedom of religion as well as the right to own property. The abolition of serfdom was also introduced.
The National Day of Poland is celebrated with various events and activities throughout the country, including parades, concerts, and cultural festivals. It is an opportunity for the people of Poland to come together to celebrate their history, culture, and national identity. Likewise see the National Day of Romania as well as the Andorra National Day. There is also the National Day of Norway.
Public Holidays in Poland
Here is a list of public holidays in Poland:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Epiphany – January 6th
- Easter Sunday and Monday – dates vary according to the lunar calendar (usually in March or April)
- Labor Day – May 1st
- Constitution Day – May 3rd
- Pentecost Sunday and Monday – dates vary according to the lunar calendar (usually in May or June)
- Corpus Christi – dates vary according to the lunar calendar (usually in June)
- Assumption Day – August 15th
- All Saints’ Day – November 1st
- Independence Day – November 11th
- Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day – December 24th-26th
Note that if a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday.