Summer in Warsaw: events and things to do in Warsaw in August, 2018 Warsaw Uprising Remembrance Day (Dzień Pamięci Powstania Warszawskiego) The anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 against the Nazis. At precisely 5 pm all the Warsaw city sirens sound and lots of cars and pedestrians stop to commemorate and…

Summer in Warsaw: events and things to do in Warsaw in July, 2018 Shopping Sunday Stores are open;) July 2018, Sunday trading ban: July 8, 15, and 22. Shopping Sunday: July 1 and July 29. International Festival of Street Theaters (Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuka Ulicy) The Festival has started in June. Free street performances take place…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in June, 2018 Children’s Day  Children’s Day in Poland is celebrated on June 1. Kids receive gifts. Schools and kindergartens host special events for kids – picnics, concerts, sports competitions, etc. There are many events in Warsaw and other cities in Poland organized by the city authorities, institutions,…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in April Easter Day (Wielkanoc)  Bank holiday in Poland. All public institutions and stores are closed (except for stores at gas stations). Check out Warsaw Foodie list of restaurants open in Warsaw during Easter. Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. Many people in Poland start the day…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in March Francophonic Festival (Festiwal Frankofonii / Festival de la Francophonie) Location: different locations in Poland, including Warsaw. Concerts, screenings, theater performances, meetings. Facebook page in Polish and French. The Festival program in Polish. Orchid Exhibition & Fair Location: The University of Warsaw Library, Dobra 56/66 Street (Powiśle).…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in February Guided tour in English in The Museum of Modern Art Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). 2 pm, admission to the tour included in the price of an exhibition ticket (1 PLN). Facebook event in English. The Museum website…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in December Concert on the occasion of St. Lucia Day by Young Cathedral Voices Choir from Uppsala  Location: Plac Małachowskiego 1 (city center), free entrance – tickets to pick up at the entrance one hour before the concert, number of tickets limited, 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish. Christmas…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in November All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych)  Bank holiday. People visit cemeteries (often they travel long distances, there is in general increased traffic, especially close to the biggest cemeteries) to light candles and lay flowers on the graves of their family and friends (this is a religious holiday…