Symbolising purity, courage and valour, Poland’s national colours of white and red are steeped in history and legend.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda awarded state distinctions to Polish diaspora activists during a ceremony marking the National Flag Day on May 2. The Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day also falls on May 2.
Celebrated on May 2nd, the Polish National Flag Day honours the white and red of the Polish coat of arms and flag. Displaying or wearing the national colours is an expression of pride, patriotism, commitment and national unity, regardless of political views or affiliations. It also the Day of Polonia and Poles Abroad, recognizing the accomplishments of estimated 20 million Poles or people of Polish origins living outside of the country.