Today is Polish Independence Day,
known in the native language as
Narodowe Święto Niepodległości.
|Jasna Gora Monastery, Czestochowa|
When my grandmother was born in June of 1900, the country of
When I visited
Poland in September 2008, the city of was decorated with beautiful, colorful banners. At the time, we didn't know their purpose. Krakow
I've since learned that these decorations were to commemorate the 325th anniversary of Krakow's victory in the Battle of Vienna. Poland's Discovery Channel sponsored many of the decorations, to be used in re-enactment scenes.