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Polish Constitution Day


Marcin Pilarksi, a Project Manager at KTL, is proudly celebrating Polish Constitution Day on the 3rd of May. The National Third of May Day, otherwise known as Constitution Day in Poland, commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the fundamental legal framework. The Sejm of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth adopted the Constitution on the 3rd of May 1791. This served as the first written constitution in modern Europe, alongside the second in the world, following the United States of America. The US Constitution is only four years older than its Polish counterpart, with the former's famous Bill of Rights only coming into force in December 1791.


Poland is traditionally a leading global producer of amber, which has been mined in the Baltic Sea region for centuries. This is in addition to the country being home to one of the oldest salt mines in the world, which has been operating since the thirteenth century. Marcin, who primarily leads various teams to successfully build telecom sites in his role at KTL, says that the Polish people celebrate Constitution Day "as a symbol of their freedom and independence." Constitution Day was formally restored as a national public holiday in Poland in April 1990 following the fall of the Soviet Union. Soviet authorities had historically forbidden the annual celebration of the holiday. However, they granted an exception on one occasion, which celebrated the 190th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution in 1981.


Majówka, the holiday season which includes the Labour Day Holiday on May 1st and Constitution Day, is celebrated with military parades, family picnics and concerts. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza) is a prominent gathering site at the Piłsudski Square in Warsaw on Constitution Day. They also celebrate the annual occasion with speeches, religious observances, and other cultural events.


Marcin provided further insight into his role as a Project Manager at KTL, saying that he is responsible for identifying the scope of a relevant project, resolving any issues which occur during the build and ensuring that the project is completed on time and within the budget allocated.


Mr. Pilarski said that "working in the telecoms sector is exciting and dynamic, as it is constantly evolving and changing. There is always something new to learn, and you may have the opportunity to work on innovative technologies."

To find out more about working at KTL, go to https://www.ktl.ie/careers


References:

230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May @ https://www.gov.pl/web/uae/230th-anniversary-of-the-constitution-of-3-may


ARTICLE by Karol Nawrocki, Ph.D. "The constitution of Polish freedom" @ https://ipn.gov.pl/en/news/9533,ARTICLE-by-Karol-Nawrocki-PhD-The-constitution-of-Polish-freedom.html




Celebration of the 3 May Constitution Day — Warsaw, 3 May 2022 @https://ipn.gov.pl/en/news/9554,Celebration-of-the-3-May-Constitution-Day-Warsaw-3-May-2022.html

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