Poland's November 11 Independence Day is a special date, one of the most important dates in the calendar, filled with extraordinary patriotism and history, Poland’s president has said.
A beatification mass for Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and Mother Elżbieta Czacka has gathered crowds of people at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw, including Poland's top officials.
Jedwabne, in Poland's northeastern Podlaskie province, commemorated on Friday the 80th anniversary of a 1941 German-inspired pogrom of the town's Jewish population by their Polish neighbours.
President of Polish State Railways, Krzysztof Mamiński said: “This is an important ceremony for Polish State Railways, for Kraków and for Poland.”
The massacre, which still casts a shadow over Polish-Russian relations, was a series of mass executions of Polish POW's, mainly military officers and policemen, carried out by the NKVD in April and May 1940.
Ceremonies took place across in Poland on Saturday to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Smolensk air disaster, which killed 96 people, including Poland's then president Lech Kaczyński, during a landing attempt on a military airfield in western Russia.
The 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27 will this year be held online and will highlight the fate of children in the camp.
Poland on Monday held a commemorative ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the sealing off of the Warsaw Ghetto, which opened another stage of the implementation by Nazi Germany of the planned extermination of the Jewish nation.
Polish medical biologist Maciej Tarkowski from Milan was awarded the Knight's Cross by Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday for his services in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A ceremony was held in Kiev on Monday to officially greet Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, who are meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as part of a three-day official visit.