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Independence Day in Poland

polands independence day

Today is a national holiday in Poland to mark Poland’s independence and restoration at the end of the First World War.

Independence Day is celebrated every year on the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic on the 11th November 1918. Shops, banks, and almost all businesses are closed. Flags are flown and street celebrations and marches take place throughout Poland.

More about Poland’s Independence Day on Polish Poland.

Polish Music on the BBC

Six Hours of Polish Music

Stanislaw Moniuszko

Stanislaw Moniuszko – one of many composers to be featured on the BBC’s programme of Polish music.

Later today BBC Radio are to broadcast six hours of Polish music including work by Fryderyk Chopin, Witold Lutoslawski, Karol Szymanowski, Henryk Gorecki, Stanislaw Moniuszko, and numerous examples of traditional Polish music to celebrate Polish Independence Day / National Day. Listen online here.