Day Of The Flag

Day of the Flag is a holiday in Poland that was created in February of 2004 to reflect and honor the history and heritage of Poland. This holiday is observed on May 2nd and falls between International Worker’s Day on May 1st and Constitution Day on May 3rd.

Although it’s not technically a national holiday in Poland, many people will take this day off since it falls between two national holidays. Because it’s a national holiday, a variety of different patriotic actions and demonstrations are orchestrated on this day.

The History Of Day Of The Flag

This holiday was created in October of 2003. This is when amendments were introduced established a National Polish Flag Day. The date was set for May 2nd because it was located between two national holidays and it was felt that it would give Pole a moment of reflection on their heritage and history.

Interesting Facts About Poland

Below are some of the fascinating facts we’ve uncovered about Poland. They’re the perfect accompaniment to this holiday.

  • Poland is bigger than both the UK and Italy.
  • Poland comes from the name of the Polanie tribe-and means “people living in open fields.”
  • Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland.
  • Pope John Pail II was born Jarol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland.
  • It’s customary in Poland to mix beer with raspberry syrup.
  • Poland disappeared from world maps for over 120-years.
  • Higher education in Poland is free for Polish citizens.
  • The largest castle in the world is located in Poland. It’s The Castle of Teutonic Order located in Malbork, Poland.
  • Red and white are the national colors of Poland.

Observing Day Of The Flag

Day of the Flag is a holiday that’s accompanied by many different activities-some of them are patriotic and sometimes there are demonstrations. People will usually wear a cockade on this day and fly the flag of Poland as well. To spread the word about this holiday, the hashtag #PolishNationalFlagDay is usually floated on social media.

Where is it celebrated?
Poland (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2023)
May 2 Tuesday
Next year (2024)
May 2 Thursday
Last year (2022)
May 2 Monday