Poland celebrates 3rd May Constitution Day

Poland’s ambassador to Luxembourg, Piotr Wojtczak, opened this year’s National 3rd May Constitution Day, which marks the beginning of a special month for Poles.

On 3 May 1791, more than two hundred years ago, Poland became just the second country in the world after the United States--and the first in Europe--to enact a constitution. The constitution only lasted one year and was abolished shortly after the Polish-Russian War of 1792. Still, today Poles around the world proudly celebrate National 3rd May Constitution Day.

In his opening remarks, ambassador Wojtczak welcomed guests to the event and touched on Poland’s achievements as a country, both past and present. Those in attendance were also treated to a traditional Polish dance, performed in outfits from Poland’s Lowicz Region, and traditional Polish cuisine.