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November 11 in Poland


jons  
9 Nov 2006 /  #1
Is there some kind of holiday in Poland on November 11? Like independence day or something? Do people have a day off in Poland? Thanks..
hello  
9 Nov 2006 /  #2
Yes, it's called "Dzien Niepodleglosci" and it's some sort of Independence Day in the US. I'm not sure if people have a day off on this day - I'm sure some of them will!
bonzo  
9 Nov 2006 /  #3
I think this holiday is in exchange to the Works Day that was on May 1st. But after communism crashed in Poland there was no more this holiday.
Gustaw - | 9  
10 Nov 2006 /  #4
Of course Poles have a day off, (actually, this year it's Saturday... :)) this is the most important national day (regaining independence November - 11, 1918).

Pozdrawiam,
Gustaw
hello  
10 Nov 2006 /  #5
But to explain futher - I don't exactly know how come Poles celebrate this day as "Independence Day" since they have been dependend from Russia in most of the last century?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #6
In the UK its called Armistice day, but it has a different name in the USA, and keeps a one minute silence at 11 minutes to the 11th hour...even in churches....my brother got married on the 11 Nov so services had to be from 12 onwards...its a very big thing in the UK and even the young (with respect) keep to the one minute silence....
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
10 Nov 2006 /  #7
hello,

Poland was free between WWI and WWII. I would call November 11 Pilsudski day !!

Amathyst,

I once did the parade in London on November 11. I balled my eyes out for about two hours. All in pride for those who paid the ultimate price and for those alongside me.
modacone 1 | 16  
10 Nov 2006 /  #8
yeah but in england its called remeberence day and the minute of silence is for all the fallen soldiers niepodleglosci is a different thing altogether

not to mention america has been independant from england for over two hundred years now and we still have an independance day. of course americans are also arrogant bastards so that would explain it
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
10 Nov 2006 /  #9
modacone,

I would argue that they are the same thing. Poland would not have gained independence [on Nov 11] had WW1 not finished on Nov 11. One happened because of the other.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #10
not to mention america has been independant from england for over two hundred years now and we still have an independance day. of course americans are also arrogant bastards so that would explain it

Not sure why you feel the need to call me names...I was making the point that the UK and the USA called it by the same name and then the USA decided to change the name...so please tell me what is your point about being independent....in a less frustrated way,

yeah but in england its called remeberence day and the minute of silence is for all the fallen soldiers niepodleglosci is a different thing altogether

Its called Armistice day...as far as Im aware...remberence day is the sunday following..Armistice Day....a day to lay reiths of poppys on memorials.....I have respect for my family that fell in both wars to partake every year...

I was in no way disrespecting Polish service men or being arrogant...and find your outburst a little OTT

So are you amercian???

as for independence day.....the americans were given that!

Wroclaw

sorry to go off topic, but I own you a beer in a couple of weeks time when im in Wroclaw, thanks for your objective view on the idiots posting....just shows northerners have more sence..
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
10 Nov 2006 /  #11
Amathyst,

Oops, it was Rememberance Sunday. [post 7]

But I'm sure you know what I meant.
modacone 1 | 16  
10 Nov 2006 /  #12
so yeah i was born and always will b an american but as the son of a 4th generation military father and soon to b marine i think that yes us americans always have to b right dont we sorry if i got ur panties in a bunch its been a few years since ive been to england so im sure ur right i appologise
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
10 Nov 2006 /  #13
Look we're fighting over how we remember those that have fallen to give us a better life - it's pointless....we should just agree that these men were brave and galant and gave up their lives for their children and those that follow.....I for one have yet to travel to france to see my gg father grave...battle of somme, you see we have all lost family members...why argue about it, the British, had only 25 years in between major wars...just think of the blood lines that were lost in families...it doesnt bear thinking about really...I know how my family suffered with losses....
modacone 1 | 16  
10 Nov 2006 /  #14
i stand corrected on my british holidays ur right it will still mean the same thing no matter where u are, a day to honour and give thanks for those that had the guts to stand up and change things no matter what the cost "mais ton grand pere reste en paix toujour"
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
13 Nov 2006 /  #15
My great-grandfather was forced to fight in the German army. Well still don't know the place of his burial ground. :(

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