Polski, a Polish town, has been celebrating its independence day on the first full day of the year.
Polski celebrates the anniversary of its first democratic government in 1944, and has been holding Independence Day events ever since.
Polskaia Polskaie, the city council, said that they planned to hold a parade on Friday.
“This year, we have decided to celebrate the independence of the city with an Independence Day celebration,” said councilor and mayor Jan Zeman.
“Polskoi is not just a town, it is also a city, a nation, and we can celebrate this with pride.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda has also ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff on the second and third days of Independence Day, which is a national holiday.
The Polish parliament approved a bill to grant full citizenship to the people of the republic, which means that all citizens will be granted the right to vote in the upcoming election.