Breaking out on June 28, 1956, at the city's Cegielski engineering plant, at that time called the Stalin plant, and were the first mass protests against Poland's post-war communist regime.
Influenced in its style by France’s Palace of Versailles, historians have called Saski Palace “one of the greatest achievements of 18th century Polish urban planning.” A symbol of Independence, the palace was completely destroyed by occupying Germans during WWII.
Up to 71 percent of Polish women consider themselves financially independent while another 40 percent have their own savings, according to new research.
The energy that initially seduced me is still there, and if anything has grown all the stronger. Manifesting itself in a raft of top eateries and alternative hangouts, these have been ably complimented by a slew of modern attractions that range from the compelling Emigration Museum to a funicular cable car with vertiginous views of all that’s around.
Freedom Defender’s Day, commemorated in Lithuania on the 13th January each year, honours those killed 30 years ago when unarmed civilians in Vilnius stood up to defend Lithuanian independence against Soviet forces attempting to seize control.
Thirty-five police officers were injured when rioting broke out during an annual Independence Day march in Warsaw organised by nationalist activists.
Thousands of people took part in an annual Independence Day March in the Polish capital that ended in the late afternoon. Like in previous years, Wednesday's event was also marred by violence.
The ambassadors of the US, Great Britain, Germany, France and Denmark in Poland extended their wishes to the Poles on the occasion of Independence Day highlighting friendship and cooperation between their countries and Poland.
This year's annual Independence Day March, which set off from the Dmowskiego Roundabout in central Warsaw on Wednesday afternoon, is being held mainly in a motorised formula due to pandemic-related concerns.
Poland's Independence Day falls on Wednesday November 11 with celebrations affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.