This day celebrates the declaration of Poland's first constitution on 3 May 1791- the first one to be adopted in Europe and second only in the world - the American constitution of 1789 is the oldest.
The implementation of the constitution led to the "War of the Defense of the Constitution" against the Russian Empire.
After the independence in 1918 this day became a holiday- and a key event in the history of Poland- but like many national holidays it was not celebrated during the time of the Soviet empire.
The Polish Flag Day has been officially celebrated since 2004 on May 2. On this day Poland also celebrates the Day of Polish Diaspora and Poles Living Abroad.
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