Happy Independence Day Poland!
National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence.
The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since 1939 to 1989, celebration of the holiday was forbidden. After the collapse of communist government, the holiday gained particular significance and it is now a red letter day.
Throughout Poland today there are several different events going on in them. Bydgoszcz was no different! We headed out to one of the events that was being held on the main streets here,
ulica Gdansk. (Fun fact… during WWII occupation of the Germans it was called Adolf Hitler Strassa)
Also on this day, it is customary to eat goose! Just like we eat Turkey on Thanksgiving in the US, they eat goose today. Who knew?
This is not the holiday going on today……..
In the US it Veteran’s Day!!! I am a very proud retired military wife, a proud granddaughter of a military veterans, a proud niece of military veterans and a proud sister-in-law to 2 brother-in-laws. So to all the past and present US military members, THANK YOU for your service and sacrifices.