The ceremonies began at 4.40 p.m. with the sound of alarm sirens. It was the exact time when the uprising started in 1918. After 103 years a new state holiday was celebrated for the first time — the National Day of the Victorious Greater Poland Uprising.
You have the right to demand from the rest of the Republic of Poland that this event should be honored as one of the most important ones connected with Poland regaining its independence over one hundred years ago
said the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda
The introduction of the new feast is the result of an act submitted by Andrzej Duda. Among the organizations that initiated the establishment of the new holiday was the Poznań Branch Office of the Institute of National Remembrance. The new holiday celebrates the anniversary of the largest uprising for independence in the partitioned territories of Poland. The victorious uprising broke out on 27 December 1918 in Poznań.