Spring 2020 in Poland: 6 bank holidays, time change, observances & celebrations  Women’s Day (Dzień Kobiet) The tradition of Women’s Day is not as popular as during communism time in Poland, but still, women usually get flowers or other gifts. St. Patrick’s Day (Dzień Świętego Patryka) Poland also celebrates St. Patrick’s Day – people wear…

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 2020 There are new regulations in Poland – stores can be open only on selected Sundays. In 2020, there will be 7 shopping Sundays in Poland: January 26, April 5, April 26, June 28, August 30, December 13, and December 20. Trade ban does NOT…

Winter in Warsaw: festive illuminations, lights, and decorations in Warsaw during 2019/2020 winter season Holiday illuminations and lights on Warsaw’s streets December 7, 2019 – February 2, 2020 The main attractions on Warsaw streets focus on the “The Royal Route” – Castle Square/Plac Zamkowy (including the Christmas tree), Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Nowy Świat Street, Trzech…

Polish school holidays: first day of school in Poland and last day of school in Poland The school year in Poland is divided into 2 terms: the winter term (pierwszy semestr) and the summer term (drugi semestr). While the first and last days of school are set the same for all of Poland, the winter…

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 Eve Dinner starts in the late afternoon or in the evening, depending on a family (some people visit 2 or even more families during Christmas…