Defilada in Warsaw 2019

Defilada in Warsaw 2019-05-03

Government Boeing B.737-800 BBJ nb 0110. 2019. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Government Boeing B.737-800 BBJ nb 0110. 2019. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

On May 3, 2019, Poland celebrated a double feast:

In the Catholic Church on May 3, there is a remembrance of the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Poland, the main patron of Poland.

The second holiday celebrated that day is the Constitution Day on May 3. This day is a public holiday celebrated in Poland to commemorate the adoption in 1791 of a constitution aimed at improving the political situation in Poland. It was the 228th anniversary of its adoption. It is a public holiday.

In the parade there were armored, mechanized troops, police, border guards and others.

2,000 soldiers and officers took part in the parade. There were 80 helicopters and planes in the air. Foreign soldiers belonged to the armed forces: Belgium, Montenegro, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, Italy, Great Britain and the USA. 110,000 people watched the parade live and another 3 million people watched TV.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman