November the 11th is in a number of European countries (as well as in the US and the Commonwealth countries) the national holiday, or even if not a holiday it is the day when different kinds of celebrations and commemorations are taking place. In the UK and the Commonwealth it is called the Remembrance Day, in France and Belgium it is Armistice Day, Independence Day in Poland and Veterans Day in the US. In each of those countries the celebrations or commemorations differ, but all of them have the same origin.
The 11th November is a symbolic date of the end of the World War I. On this day on in 1918 in an early morning an armistice (a formal agreement to stop fights) was signed between the allied forces and Germany. The agreement was supposed to enter in force on the same day at 11.00.
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