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Polish Flag Day May 2, 2008

Filed under: national holidays — ligregni @ 1:24 pm

Today is a holiday, too. It has a very short tradition as it started just 4 years ago. The day was first to be called the White Eagle Day (a symbol of Poland, its emblem, its coat of arms).

The White Eagle was an emblem of the absolute power of Kings. Today it is a powerful patriotic symbol that also appears in all Polish classrooms.

The national flag was officially adopted in 1919. On 1st, 2nd and 3rd May, and other special occasions of course, the flag is flown on nearly all buildings in Poland, even outside our houses and flats. Everyone can fly the flag as long as it is done with respect.

The day is supposed to popularise the knowlegdge of young Polish people about Polish symbols, roots, traditions and national identity and flowing the flag  demonstrates our attachment to Polish history and tradition.

Gimnazjum nr 18, Gdańsk, Poland


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