Narodowe Święto Niepodległości is the National Day of Poland, celebrated on November 11, to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of Poland's sovereignty in 1918.
Few people know that Poland actually disappeared from world maps for 123 years. From 1772, Poland was under attack by Russia, Prussia and Austria, which resulted in Poland being partitioned into three pieces. Due to their perseverance and dedicated fight, Poles finally regained their independence at the end of World War I.
Polish Indepence Day is largely celebrated in Warsaw on Pilsudski Square by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where the President of Poland presides over a military parade formed by Polish armed forces. Flags are displayed and political speeches are held throughout the country.