Centralne Muzeum Jeńców Wojennych

3rd May Constitution Day

Anniversaries of the 3rd May Constitution 1791 have been celebrated by Poles for centuries (for the first time in 1792 – one year after adaptation). Nevertheless, for years, this holiday was often banned, e.g. during the partitions of Poland and, later, in times of the Polish People’s Republic. In 1990 it was reinstated in the form which is celebrated today.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic of Covid-19, all assemblies are cancelled. Thus, the Opole celebration of the 229th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of May 3, during which the inhabitants of the region, officials, representatives of the authorities, members of many institutions and communities who for many years have been numerously gathering around the Monument to Fighters for Polishness of Opole Silesia in Opole, did not take place. A representative of the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War was always among those who laid down flowers.

Today, we remember about this day, staying at home. In the picture you will find, presented by us before, a fragment of the text about the Day of the Third of May, the written in the Polish POW camp in the French town of Le Puy upon the upper Loire and published in the ,,POW-Pole”.

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CMJW jest instytucją kultury Samorządu Województwa Opolskiego,
współprowadzoną przez Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego