Bank Holidays Poland

Bank Holidays Poland

Bank Holidays Poland.

When are Bank holidays in Poland?

Here you can see the list of Poland’s official holidays and closing days. Next to each holiday you can see the Polish name of the day and we have written an explanation of the individual holidays and their meaning. We have also briefly described the traditions associated with the holidays.

At the bottom of the page, we have listed the days that are celebrated in Poland, but which are not national holidays, such as Teachers’ Day, which is a holiday for teachers but not for others.

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Nowy Rok

New Year’s Day probably does not need many explanations, it’s hangover day in Poland, just like in most other countries.

Epiphany (January 6)

Święto Trzech Króli eller Trzech Króli

If you take a closer look at Polish front doors, you will see in many of these that grubby kids have written on the door, but no, that’s not the case. On the eve of Holy Trinity, devout Catholics write the letters K + M + B on their front door in chalk.

Easter Sunday (variable)

Pierwszy dzień Wielkiej Nocy eller Niedziela Wielkanocna

At Easter you will see many coming out of the church with a small basket in hand. For Easter, it is a tradition for the family to gather around a traditional breakfast table. Here, among other things, stand a basket of eggs, ham and horseradish. This basket has first been in the church to be blessed.

Easter Monday (variable)

Drugi dzień Wielkiej Nocy eller Poniedziałek Wielkanocny

This day is a day many tourists have become acquainted with in the hard way. The day is also called “wet Monday”. Here the Poles spray water on each other, as a sign of good luck. Originally probably a cute little tank with a few streams of water, but gradually this has shifted to young people going completely crazy with buckets of water and, of course, the wildly oversized water guns.

International Workers’ Day (May 1)

Święto Państwowe eller Święto Pracy

Officially, the day is called state holiday, but unofficially it is called the International workers day. The first of May is a day off in Poland and it usually becomes a long weekend as 3 May is also a public holiday, so in some years it can almost become a whole week off work.

Constitution Day (May 3)

Święto Narodowe Trzeciego Maja eller Święto Konstytucji Trzeciego Maja

Polens forfatningsdag eller grundlovsdag er den 3 maj. Sammen med helligdagen den 1 maj giver det anledning til en lille eller hvis det falder rigtigt, en længere ferie for mange polakker

Pentecost (variable)

Pierwszy dzień Zielonych Świątek eller Zielone Świątki

This day always is on a Sunday (7 Sunday after Easter), not everyone is aware that it is an official holiday, as all Sundays are already non-working days. Holidays that is on Sunday in Poland do not entitle to a compensatory day off.

Corpus Christi (variable)

Dzień Bożego Ciała eller Boże Ciało

Corpus Christi is 9 Thursday after Easter is an important Catholic holiday where believers march to four altars.

Ascension (August 15)

Wniebowzięcie Najświętszej Maryi Panny eller Święto Matki Boskiej Zielnej

Ascension Day is a big day in, for example, Czestochowa where thousands of pilgrims gather in the sanctuary, Jasna Gora where they are to attend the Mass.

Army Day, Święto Wojska Polskiego

It is also the day of the Polish Armed Forces, commemorating the Battle of Warsaw in 1920

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Wszystkich Świętych eller Dzień Zmarłych

This is a holiday that means some of the biggest travel days in Poland. Virtually all Poles go to the cemetery and put candles on the graves and they travel across Poland. TV stations broadcast live broadcasts around the traffic situation and roads at cemeteries are cordoned off. If you do not know what is going on, the day and the days up to 1 November seem as if the traffic in the whole country has gone crazy.

Independence Day (November 11)

Narodowe Święto Niepodległości eller Dzień Niepodległości

National Independence Day is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of the restoration of the Second Polish Republic in 1918. After the wars of the late 18th century, Poland ceased to exist as an independent nation for 123 years until the end of World War I allowed the country to re-emerge.

Christmas Day (December 25)

Pierwszy dzień Bożego Narodzenia

Christmas is no different in Poland than it is in other countries, December 25 is the day to eat and relax, it gives very empty streets and alleys in all cities.

Boxing Day (December 26)

Drugi dzień Bożego Narodzenia

December 26th is also one of those days where many just relax, also a day with empty streets and alleys.

Holiday calendars

Here you can see calendars with holidays in Poland year by year, click on the year in which you want to know more about and the annual calendar opens.






Special days

Here you can see a list of the most well-known days that appear in legislation but which do not have the status of a national holiday. It can be a day off for special groups.

January 27: Employment Service Day
February 8: Prison staff day
May 2: Flag Day, Dzień Flagi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
May 4: Firefighters’ Day
May 16: Border Police Day
July 24: Police Day
August 15: Army Day, public holiday as it coincides with the Assumption of Mary
September 1: Veterans Day
September 21: Customs Day
October 13: Paramedic Day
October 14: Teachers’ Day, Dzień Edukacji Narodowej, is one of the great days of non-national holidays, a traditional day created in 1972, a happy day not only for teachers, but indeed and perhaps more so for students .
October 16: Pope John Paul II Day, Dzień Papieża Jana Pawła II

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