Spring 2019 in Poland: 6 bank holidays, time change, observances & celebrations  Last day of carnival, Śledzik (herring night), Ostatki (last days of carnival, Shrovetide Tuesday) The last chance to party (typically with drinking and music) before the start of Lent (which doesn’t mean there are no parties during Lent in Poland, just not as…

Easter in Poland: tones of food, egg tapping game, Polish Water Fight Day Polish Easter traditions: Painted eggs (pisanki ) Adults at home and children at schools decorate hard-boiled eggs in shells: with paints, markers, crayons. During Easter season, you can find in Polish stores and even small delis paints and stickers dedicated to Easter egg decoration.…

Sunday trade ban in Poland and shopping Sundays in Poland in 2019 There are new regulations in Poland – stores can be open only on selected Sundays. In 2019 in Poland, 15 out of 52 Sundays are shopping days: January 27, February 24, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 15, December 22, December 29. Basically, in…

Events and things to do in Warsaw in December 2018 Jump to: Things to do in Warsaw during Christmas: ice skating rinks, open museums, and other ideas (December 24-26, 2018) Jump to: Christmas and winter fairs in Warsaw in December 2018 Jump to: Events, festivals, shopping Sundays and things to do in Warsaw in December…

Christmas in Poland: traditions, family, and… food Christmas Eve in Poland (Wigilia), December 24 Christmas Eve Dinner – kolacja wigilijna – is the most important Christmas celebration in Poland. Christmas Day (Boże Narodzenie) and the Second Day of Christmas, December 25-26 (bank holidays)  

Things to do in Warsaw this Christmas season Winter illuminations in Warsaw in 2018/2019 season Winter illuminations and shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. Starting from December 8, the holiday illuminations at the Fountain Park will be on every day from…

Christmas Markets in Poland Poland is already getting into the holiday spirit. If you are planning a Christmas shopping or a day out for all the family, learn more about the festive markets and fairs offering classic decorations, Christmas gifts, arts and crafts, and food. Check out our pick of Poland’s best Christmas markets and winter fairs to…

What to do in Warsaw with children: December 21-23, 2018 The list of family-friendly weekend events in Warsaw If you like this post, subscribe to Kids in the City free weekly Newsletter in English – each Thursday you will receive an email with the list of family-friendly events in Warsaw for the upcoming weekend:  …

Events and things to do in Warsaw in November 2018 A bank holiday in Poland – All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych)  People visit cemeteries to light candles and lay flowers on the graves of their family and friends. Often they travel long distances, in general, there is an increased traffic, especially close to the biggest…