Poland – For more than a decade, each year on the 11th of November, the major event happening in the Polish capital city is the Independence March (Marsz Niepodległości). For most people, 11 November 1918 means the end of the war, but for Poland it is the day it regained its independence after 123 years of Russian, Prussian, German and Austrian partition. Organised by a patriotic association close to the Polish national right, the march is nonetheless non-partisan, and all Polish patriots and friends of Poland are welcome.
Many families, youth, elderly, and women join with the patriots, nationalists and football fans every year, thus showing a united face of Poland that we wanted to present here through a selection of photographs.
Ferenc Almássy is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Visegrád Post. He is an independent Franco-Hungarian journalist specialised in Central Europe, France and migration related issues. He is also the Central European correspondent for TV Libertés and a writer for the Hungarian weekly paper “Magyar Demokrata” and daily newspaper "Magyar Nemzet".