Buildings worldwide light up for Poland's independence centenary

Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, November 11th, 2018. Marcin Bielecki/PAP

Major buildings, bridges and monuments were illuminated worldwide on Saturday and Sunday with the white and red of the Polish flag in celebration of Poland's Independence centenary and Independence Day.

Christ the Redeemer, the colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, lit up in white and red.

The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the pyramids in Giza in Egypt, the building of the Polish Honorary Consulate in Manila in the Philippines, the Three Crosses monument and two bridges in Vilnius, the Chain Bridge in Budapest and the Park Bridge in Kiev were illuminated with white and red colours on Poland's Independence Day on Sunday.

The tv tower in Prague, the city hall in Ostrava and a theatre building in Cesky Tesin in the Czech Republic were also illuminated in the colours of the Polish flag on Saturday and Sunday.

The landmark CN Tower in Toronto lit up in white and red on Sunday.

The Polish Library in Paris, the Tel Aviv city hall, the building of the Finnish Foreign Ministry in Helsinki, the Ferris Wheel in Los Angeles and the Kuwait Towers were illuminated the white and red of the Polish flag on Saturday.

In Warsaw, the day’s celebrations ended with a spectacular 20 minute display of fireworks. The sky above the Wisła river was turned white and red and pulsated to the sounds of favorite pieces of Polish music.

Poland regained independence on November 11, 1918, after 123 years of partitions.