Poland celebrates one of its most important national holidays today – the anniversary of the country’s regaining independence in 1918, 123 years after the third partition of Poland in 1795.
After being torn apart by three aggressors – Austria, Prussia and Russia in 1795, the Polish nation never gave up the fight for freedom. During more than a century of occupation, Poles continued to organise resistance and cultivate their national culture and traditions, even under the threat of imprisonment and death from their oppressors.
The 10th Independence March (Marsz Niepodległości) took part in Warsaw to mark the 101st anniversary of Poland regaining its freedom. Poland Daily’s reporter, Aleksander Wierzejski, joined thousands of Poles who gathered with their families on the capital’s streets to celebrate this most important national holiday and to honour those who fought for the country’s independence in 1918.
Source: Poland Daily/NB