May 3rd – Poland`s Constitution Day
On May 3rd Poland marks Constitution Day in honour of the 1791 document that is regarded as the first codified modern constitution in Europe and second in the world
(coming 3 years after America’s).
After gaining its independence in 1918, Poland established May 3 as a holiday, but it was not celebrated until 1990, after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Nowadays Poland and Poles are marking this day with Family picnics, military parades or sport competitions.