The Assumption of Mary, or the Day of Assumption, is an annual public holiday in Poland on August 15. It is also Polish Army Day as it is connected with the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920.
So all shops are closed here only restaurants and gas stations are opened. All people are celebrating and having a great time- it's the long weekend but the weather is not nice 21 C degrees but cloudy and rainy.
In Warsaw was the parade of Polish Army and NATO.
|Parade in Warsaw 15th August 2014|
The Day of Assumption is connected to the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, fought from August 12-25 in 1920, during the war between the Poles and the Bolsheviks. This battle was considered a breakthrough battle – it decided not only Poland’s independence but it also blocked the spread of communism and Soviet totalitarianism in Europe during the 1920s. August 15 also honors the Catholic belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death. It is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother.
Luckily in the morning was sunny So during I was walking my dog I took some nice photos of my market square of my place.
Greetings from EAST-SOUTH.
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