Events and things to do in Warsaw in April 2019

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Thames British School Warsaw would like to invite families to our Community Days which take place on a Sunday – the perfect day for a fun family day out. We will have a variety of interesting activities and games for children of all ages (that includes parents as well!). These activities will include: Music, Dance and Magic Performances, A Book Fair, Arts and Crafts, Coding Activities, Food Stalls, Outdoor Entertainment, Fundraising for a Local Charity. The event in free! Click here to read more in English.

Shopping Sundays and trade ban Sundays in Poland in April 2019

In April 2019, there are two shopping Sundays in Poland: April 14 and April 28. April 7 and April 21 are trade ban Sundays. Click here to read our post about Sunday trade ban in Poland, shopping Sundays, and bank holidays in Poland in 2019.

Holidays, observances & celebrations in Poland in April 2019

  • April 1

April Fools’ Day (Prima Aprilis)
A day of pranks and jokes. Don’t trust anyone;) Including Polish media which also participates in the celebrations with lots of fabricated stories.

  • April 14

Palm Sunday (Niedziela Palmowa)
It starts the Easter celebrations. There are processions around the church to commemorate the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. People bring „palms” (palmy wielkanocne) made of paper flowers, dried flowers, and twigs.

  • April 19

Good Friday (Wielki Piątek)
Good Friday commemorates passion and crucifixion of Jesus. In major cities in Poland, there are processions on the streets – people carrying a huge cross and contemplating passion of Jesus. In Poland, for many people, it’s a day of fasting – no meat, no parties, no alcohol.

  • April 20

Holy Saturday (Wielka Sobota)
People bring to churches baskets (called in Polish święconka) filled with food to get a special blessing. Baskets usually include eggs as a symbol of rebirth (pisanki – boiled eggs painted in various colors and patterns), bread, salt, sausage, sometimes other food – chocolate, cake, horseradish etc. Food from święconka basket is shared the next morning during festive Easter breakfast.

  • April 21

Easter Day (Wielkanoc
Bank holiday in Poland. Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. Many people in Poland start the day with 6 am morning mass (Rezurekcja). The key event of a day – a family breakfast that starts with eating Święconka, then żurek soup (also known as white barszcz), bigos, sausage with horseradish, mazurek cake. Public institutions, stores, malls, shopping centers closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open and stores at gas stations. Click here to read more about Easter traditions in Poland.

  • April 22

Easter Monday (Poniedziałek Wielkanocny), “Wet Monday” (Lany Poniedziałek)
Bank holiday in Poland. Śmigus dyngus – an old tradition in Poland in which people use buckets (kids usually play with water guns) to soak each other with water. It’s safe to stay home on Wet Monday and avoid street water fights;) Another Easter Monday tradition is to beat legs with willow branch or Palms (the ones used for Palm Sunday). Public institutions, stores, malls, shopping centers closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open and stores at gas stations. Click here to read more about Easter traditions in Poland.

Events in English in Warsaw in April 2019

  • April 6

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the “Daniel Rycharski: Fears” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • April 13

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 5 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the “Daniel Rycharski: Fears” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • April 28

‘Nature walk in the Wilanów gardens’ – educational walk for children and adults guided IN ENGLISH
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 11 am – 12.30 pm, meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In April: ‘A Carpet of Flowers’ – nature can create astounding floral compositions. Especially in spring when we can admire whole carpets of flowers. Come to the Gardens of Wilanów and get to know how rich and fascinating is the world under your feet. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

  • Selected Saturdays and Sundays: April 6, 7, 13, and 14

Guided tour IN ENGLISH – the Wilanów Palace – the history and design of the Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm – 1 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 20 PLN, reduced tickets 15 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. Facebook event in English.

Events at international schools and preschools in Warsaw in April 2019

  • April 4

Open House at the American School of Warsaw
Location: Warszawska 202 Street (Konstancin Jeziorna), 10 am – 1 pm. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • April 6

Open Day at Lycée Français de Varsovie
Location: Konstancińska 13 Street (Mokotów/Sadyba), two sessions available: 10 am – 12 pm and 12 pm – 2 pm. Click here to read more in Polish and French. Facebook event in English, Polish, and French.

  • April 7

Community Day at the Thames British School – Par Szczęśliwicki Campus
Location: Usypiskowa 5 Street (Ochota), 11 am – 2 pm, free entrance. Attractions include Music, Dance and Magic Performances, A Book Fair, Arts and Crafts, Coding Activities, Food Stalls, Outdoor Entertainment, Fundraising for a Local Charity. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • April 13

Open Day at the Canadian Preschool of Warsaw
Location: Krasickiego 53 Street (Mokotów), 10 am – 3 pm. Facebook event in English.

  • April 14

Community Day at the Thames British School – Piaseczno Campus
Location: Mazowiecka 43 Street (Bobrowiec near Piaseczno), 11 am – 2 pm, free entrance. Attractions include Music, Dance and Magic Performances, A Book Fair, Arts and Crafts, Coding Activities, Food Stalls, Outdoor Entertainment, Fundraising for a Local Charity. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in English.

Fairs, festivals and other events in Warsaw in April 2019

  • Every day in April

‘The Fascinating World of Spiders and Scorpions’ – the exhibition
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 10 am – 7 pm, tickets: regular 18 PLN, reduced 12 PLN, family 2+2 50 PLN, children up to 4 free entrance. More in English and photos.

  • April 1 – May 5

Outdoor exhibition – photographs of the Tatra Mountains taken before 1939 
Location: The Royal Łazienki Garden, Agrykola Street, free entrance. More in Polish about the Exhibition.

  • April 3 – May 5

Exhibition of one painting – ‘Landscape with the Good Samaritan’ by Rembrandt 
Location: The Royal Łazienki Garden, Palace on the Isle. Tickets: 25 PLN, reduced 18 PLN, on Thursdays admission is free. Tuesday – Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm; Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Friday – Sunday 9 am – 4 pm. ‘Landscape with the Good Samaritan’ is one of only three confirmed works by Rembrandt in Polish collections. More in English about the Exhibition.

  • April 6

“Grand Bazar” – Fashion Fair
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Elektryczna 2 Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Fashion, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, home accessories, plants. Facebook event in Polish.

  • April 6-7

UNIQUE BAZAAR – Premium Brand Experience
Location: Plac (square) Konesera, Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), 11 am – 7 pm, regular tickets 10 PLN, family tickets (2 adults + 2 children) 30 PLN, children up to 12 free entrance. Fair of fashion, design & home, beauty, art, moto&tech, lifestyle. Facebook event in Polish.

  • April 7

Easter Fair
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), 11 am – 5 pm, regular tickets 10 PLN, reduced tickets 6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance. Handicrafts, Easter decorations, Easter eggs, palm trees, baskets, cutouts, wreaths, jewelry, ceramics, interior design, food fair. Facebook event in Polish.

Fair of Handbags (Targi Torebek)
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center), free entrance, 12 pm – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • April 13

Festival of flowers
Location: “MYSIA 3” center, Mysia 3 Street (city center), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • April 13-14

‘Fair of Nice Things’ (Targi Rzeczy Ładnych)
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera 2 (Praga), 11 am – 7 pm, tickets 10 PLN. Furniture, ceramics, glass, lamps, textiles, articles for children, wellness, accessories. Facebook event in Polish.

  • April 14

Railway Modeling Fair (Giełda Modelarska)
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open on Sundays 9 am – 5 pm). A chance to buy model railways and trains and meet railway modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). More in Polish about the event.

  • April 27-28

Vintage Cars Warsaw Fair
Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola), 10 am – 6 pm, tickets 70 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.

  • April 28

Art Fair (Targowisko Sztuki)
Location: Arkady Kubickiego (Kubicki Arcades) at the Warsaw Royal Castle, entrance from Grodzka Street. 11 am – 4 pm, free entrance. A chance to admire or buy artworks of students and graduates of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and visit the Kubicki Arcades. Click here to read more in English.

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