Polish flag consists of two horizontal halves – the upper half white, and the lower half red.
The colors of the Polish flag are based on the national emblem of color is the white eagle on a red shield, and dates back to the 13th century. The red color symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for the independence of the country, and the white is a symbol of peace.
Currently, the Polish flag was adopted on 9 February 1990 Poland’s national colors are red and white since 1831, when the country first declared its independence from Russia. However, Russia retains control over Poland before the end of the First World War in 1918, when Poland again proclaimed and received its independence.
Red over white flag was first adopted on 1 August 1919, Poland again lost its independence in 1939, when she it to invade Russia and Germany, independence was restored with the end of World War II and the Polish flag was brought back. Polish flag has remained unchanged since the establishment of the Polish People’s Republic in 1947, and then the Republic of Poland in 1989.
Since 2004, May 2nd is celebrated as Flag Day in Poland, but it is not an official holiday.
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