Holidays in Poland
Poland celebrates a variety of holidays and observances throughout the year. Here are some of the most important holidays and festivals in Poland:
- New Year's Day (Nowy Rok) - January 1st: New Year's Eve (Sylwester) is a major celebration with parties, fireworks, and concerts.
- Epiphany (Trzech Króli) - January 6th: Commemorates the visit of the three wise men to the baby Jesus. It includes religious processions and carol singing.
- Easter (Wielkanoc) - Date varies: Easter is a significant religious holiday celebrated with church services, feasting, and the blessing of Easter baskets. Easter Monday is also a public holiday.
- Labour Day (Swieto Pracy) - May 1st: A day to celebrate workers' rights, often marked by parades and demonstrations.
- Constitution Day (Swieto Konstytucji 3 Maja) - May 3rd: Celebrates the signing of Poland's first constitution in 1791. It's a patriotic holiday with parades and ceremonies.
- Corpus Christi (Boze Cialo) - Date varies: Celebrated with religious processions to honor the body and blood of Christ.
- Assumption of Mary (Wniebowziecie Najswietszej Maryi Panny) - August 15th: A public holiday celebrating the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
- All Saints' Day (Wszystkich Swietych) - November 1st: A day to remember and honor the deceased, often involving visits to cemeteries.
- Independence Day (Swieto Niepodleglosci) - November 11th: Marks the anniversary of Poland's independence in 1918 after World War I. It's a patriotic holiday with parades and ceremonies.
- Christmas (Boze Narodzenie) - December 25th and 26th: Christmas Day and the Second Day of Christmas are celebrated with church services and family gatherings.
Poland also has various regional holidays, festivals, and customs that reflect the country's rich cultural heritage and history.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Second Day of Christmas||December 26||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||January 06||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||March 31||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||April 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||May 03||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Pentecost/Whit Sunday||May 19||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Corpus Christi||May 30||Thursday||Public Holiday|