The flag that features Poland’s white eagle set against a red shield on the white field is known as a “”bandera”” (ship’s flag or ensign). According to Polish flag tradition, it is meant to be flown by Polish ships at sea, Polish diplomatic missions and other official institutions abroad, and at special events. The national flag of Poland is simple in design but still strikes a certain level of pride for many Poles all over the world. Poland has a national holiday for the flag – Flag Day, May 2nd, is a holiday set aside to celebrate the raising of the red and white flag in Berlin after the battle of Berlin. The flag of Poland has a basic design, featuring just two horizontal strips, each of equal width. It is the colors of the stripes that are significant, as they are the national colors that are defined in the constitution of the nation.
Polish national flags seen in Krakow’s city center, on the eve of the Polish flag Day, also celebrated as a day of Polish immigration. The red and white stripes took on a new meaning, especially for those in Warsaw during World War 2. Polish national coat of armsis placed in the centre of the white stripe for official use abroad and while at sea. The President of the Republic may announce a period of national mourning. If a flag is flown from a wooden pole rather than a staff or mast, a black ribbon is attached to the pole as a sign of mourning or a black flag is flown to its left from the national flag. In practice, however, the restriction is often ignored and the two flags, with and without the coat of arms, are treated as interchangeable.
Beata Możejko from the Faculty of History of the University of Gdańsk about the heraldic meaning of the Polish flag’s colours. Flags in Poland are used according to a customary, rather than legal, flag protocol. Apart from the obligation to treat the flag with due respect, Polish law does not offer a detailed code of correct usage of the Polish flag. 3D illustration with highly detailed texture.Pennant with Polish flag. A general view of the electric wire in front of the Polish flag at Auschwitz I camp.International Holocaust Memorial Day. A general view of the electric wire in front of the Polish flag at Auschwitz I camp.
The National Bank of Poland, the country’s central bank, is responsible for producing and maintaining the stability of the złoty. In 1990, a fourth version of the złoty was introduced and is the country’s current currency. Its nickname is “”bialo-czerwona”” (“”biało-czerwona””), which means “”white-red””. Bartek Kachniarz, 21 August 2000I think 1990 or 1989, but not 1980.
The independence of Poland was extinguished in the second half of the eighteenth century by Prussia, Austria and Russia in a series of three territorial partitions. The various flags of the Commonwealth were striped red-white red, charged with a quartering of the arms of Poland and Lithuania. The official Polish flag for general use consists simply of two horizontal fields of equal size, with the top one white and the bottom one red.