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    May 2nd – National Flag Day in Poland

    May 2nd is celebrated across Poland as National Flag Day. The day’s celebrations began in Warsaw on May 2nd with a ceremonial raising of the flag at the Royal Castle’s clock tower. The Polish President Andrzej Duda, accompanied by his wife Agata, made a speech at the ceremony.

    “It’s very symbolic that both the Day of the Polish Flag and Poles Abroad Day is celebrated on May 2nd. It is symbolic, because the flag itself has its own meaning from the historical point of view. Why does it look this way, why does it have these specific colors? Thanks to the Cracow ‘Chorągiew Krakowska’ Polish Scouting and Guiding Association, which banner – a white eagle on a red background – is most associated with the Polish tradition. This banner fluttered over the knights and led them into the battles to help them for centuries defend the Kingdom of Poland and then the Republic of Poland. The flag has the power to unite and build community. This is the tradition.” – said the Polish president.

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