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11 November 2023: Annual Doodle celebrates Poland Independence Day, also known as Narodowe Święto Niepodległości! This nationwide holiday reflects the enduring spirit and resilience of the country’s citizens. On this day in 1918, Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partitioned occupancy under foreign rule.
After the end of World War I, Polish citizens retook their territories and reclaimed their sovereignty. An interim government was put in place, including the appointment of Józef Pilsudski as commander-in-chief. He soon introduced several reforms for agriculture, working conditions, and electoral processes.
On Independence Day, Independence marches commence and many citizens decorate their homes and communities with the white and red Polish flag, which symbolizes purity and sacrifice.