Day Of The Flag

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

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

The History of Day of the Flag

This holiday was created in October 2003. This is when amendments were introduced to establish 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 Poles 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 larger 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 Toruń, Poland.
  • Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyła 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 the 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 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 often used on social media.

Where is it celebrated?
Poland (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2024)
May 2 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 2 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 2 Tuesday