The year 2018 is the Jubilee Year marking the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence.
‘On November 11, 1918, the dreams of generations of Poles came true: the Polish State was reborn again. After the partitions and 123 years of captivity, Russification and Germanisation and after the great uprisings, a free Poland returned to the world map’, can be read in the resolution of the Sejm establishing 2018 the Jubilee Year marking the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence. As the document stresses, it was thanks to those who remained steadfast that our nation emerged victorious from that historical test. ‘The regaining of independence was achieved through a fight full of sacrifice and heroism, not only on the battlefields, but also in the daily struggle to preserve the spiritual and material national substance and in the daily lives of Polish families’, proclaims the resolution. The Sejm also expressed the hope that ‘following the example of the Fathers of Independence, Józef Piłsudski, Roman Dmowski, Ignacy Paderewski, Wincenty Witos, Wojciech Korfanty and Ignacy Daszyński, Poles will abandon disputes to celebrate this joyful Jubilee together in unity and reconciliation’.