Events and things to do in Warsaw in February 2020

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Weather in Poland in February

The average temperature in February in Poland is still below 0 (-0,3°C / 32°F). February is the least rainy month in Poland. The average rainfall level in Poland in February is 31 mm. What does the word luty – February – mean in Polish? The word luty in the old Polish language meant fierce, very cold. Sunset on February 1: 4.21 pm, February 29: 5.14 pm.

Winter in Poland is cold and usually snowy. To stay cozy in cold weather in Poland, you will need a hat, coat, scarf, gloves, and winter boots. The weather during the winter in Poland differs. Usually, the temperature is around freezing or a few degrees below, but it happens that the temperature drops below -20 °C (-4 °F). Recent years have seen an increase in average winter temperatures compared to previous years. Trends also indicate that we can start getting used to relatively warmer December in Poland and winter shifting for the period from January to March.

Trade ban Sundays in Poland in February 2020

In February 2020, there is no shopping Sunday in Poland, all Sundays are trade ban days. The next shopping Sunday will be on April 5, 2020. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2020.

Events in English in Warsaw in February 2020

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Every Saturday and Sunday in February
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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 “Miriam Cahn: I as Human” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Saturday Artwalk – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Saturday: February 22
Location: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center), 5 pm. The guided tour in English includes a short talk about the history and activity of Zachęta and a dynamic tour of current exhibitions. Facebook event in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Nature walk in the Wilanów gardens’ – educational walk for children and adults guided IN ENGLISH
Saturday: February 22
Location: Wilanów Palace Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 11 am – 12.30 pm, meeting point at the ticket office (small yellow building in the park in front of the palace). Meeting point on a map (a ticket office / kasa muzeum marked as no. 1). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In February: a trip in search of unusual shapes, textures and patterns. During the trip participants will learn how to recognize trees when there are no leaves on them. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in English.

Polish film for foreigners – “Planet Single”/”Planeta Singli”
Tuesday: February 25
Location: Nove Kino Wisła, Plac Wilsona 2 (Żoliborz), 8 pm. Facebook event in English and Polish.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) IN ENGLISH
Saturdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Przy Iluzjonie, Narbutta 48/5 Street (Mokotów), 10 am – 12.30 pm. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a blend of meditation, mind & body awareness, and yoga: : learning through regular practice and study how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically. Facebook event in English.

Exhibitions in Warsaw in February 2020

Exhibition of invertebrate animals
Location: Galeria Północna shopping center, level 1, Światowida 17 Street (Białołęka), Monday – Saturday 10 am – 10 pm, Sunday (including trade ban Sundays) 10 am – 9 pm, regular ticket 10 PLN, reduced ticket 8 PLN, children up to 100 cm tall – free entrance. The largest invertebrate will be a snail with a shell measuring 19 cm and a 20 cm scorpion; to see smaller animals, microscopes will be made available to visitors. Facebook event in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 29.

A new exhibition at Zachęta National Gallery of Art “Two Arts Are Better than One”
Location: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center). Tuesday – Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm, free entrance on Thursdays. The first joint exhibition of artworks of artists and their children prepared for other children and their parents. More in English about the exhibition. Facebook event in Polish and English. The Exhibition runs on February 9 – April 13.

Exhibition of LEGO constructions from around the world
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Monday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm. Online tickets. Website in Polish. The Exhibition runs until March 8.

Winter illuminations in Łazienki Royal Garden
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, Chinese Avenue (Aleja Chińska), from Agrykola Street entrance to Gagarina Street entrance. The lights are on every day until 9 pm. Click here to read more in English about visiting Łazienki Garden and Museums. The event runs until February 23.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – the illuminations outdoor exhibition in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 4 pm – 9 pm, online tickets (children up to 7 free entrance). Mappings (illumination, picture, and sound) on the Palace façade on Saturdays and Sundays at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English about the illuminations festival and on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park. The Exhibition runs until February 23.

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until February 23.

“Sensory Praga” – Praga district’s landmarks explained with sensory integration methods
Location: The Praga Musem of Warsaw (Muzeum Pragi), Targowa 50/52 Street (Praga), Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets. More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition has been prolonged until February 23.

“MIRIAM CAHN: I AS HUMAN” – a new exhibition of paintings of the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). Facebook event in English and Polish. More in English about the exhibition. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

“Sound Zone” – a permanent exhibition at the Asia and Pacific Museum
Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku), Solec 24A Street (Powiśle). Open every day except Mondays and public holidays, 12 pm – 6 pm, free entrance. The exhibition presents 120 musical instruments originating from various Asian countries. More in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

Gallery of Polish Design – a permanent exhibition
Location: The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe), Aleje Jerozolimskie 3 Street (city center). More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the National Museum.

“The Many Incarnations of Deer” – a new exhibition at the Museum for Children
Location: Museum for Children is a part of the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center), Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am – 3 pm, Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Museum for Children. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

‘Disco Relaks’ – an exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 Street (city center). More in English about the exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English about visiting the Ethnographic Museum. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

“Polish Poles: Himalayas ’74 and Antarctica ’77” – the photographs from 2 pioneering expeditions to Lhotse and Antarctica
Location: Dom Spotkań z Historią (History Meeting House), Karowa 20 Street (city center/old town), FREE entrance. More in Polish about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until March 1.

“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. Facebook event in Polish.

Fairs, festivals and other events in Warsaw in February 2020

  • Until February 8

The Witold Lutosławski Festival of modern classical music
Location: Polish Radio Concert Studio, Modzelewskiego 59 Street (Mokotów). Click here to read the Festival program in Polish.

  • Until March 8

Zimowy Narodowy – winter sports zones at the National Stadium (ice rinks, ice hill, curling)
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Info about the opening hours. Info about tickets. Website in English. More about winter attractions in Warsaw.

  • February 1

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Japan Culture Festival 
Location: Targówek Cultural Center (Dom Kultury Świt), Wysockiego 11 Street, 10 am – 4pm. Attractions include screenings of Japanese films, shows, workshops. Facebook event in Polish.

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 “Miriam Cahn: I as Human” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Farmers’ market of organic food
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Zajęcza 2b Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 9 am – 3 pm, cash only, free underground parking lot. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 1-2

Warsaw Feast – Wielka Uczta Warszawska – street food festival
Location: Plac (square) Konesera 2, Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga), free entrance, 12 pm – 8 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Animated Nativity Scene with moving statues
Location: the church / Kościół Przemienienia Pańskiego (Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord), Miodowa 13 Street (Old Town). Open every day until February 2 (Monday – Friday 12 pm – 6.30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 6.30 pm), free entrance. More in Polish, including photos.

The last weekend with festive illuminations and decorations along Warsaw’s streets (20 km of streets)
The lights are switched starting from dusk, from 3.30 pm. The main attractions focus on “The Royal Route”Castle Square/Plac Zamkowy (including the Christmas tree), Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, Nowy Świat Street, Trzech Krzyży Square, Aleje Ujazdowskie Street to Belweder next to the Royal Łazienki Garden. More about other illuminations in Warsaw this winter season.

The last weekend with the Chinese Light Festival – the illuminations outdoor exhibition
Location: Fort Bema, Waldorffa 34 Street (Bemowo), online tickets (children up to 4 free entrance). More in English about the event. Facebook event in Polish

  • February 2

Private School Expo
Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga), 12 pm – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Aquarium and terrarium fair, an exhibition of exotic animals and plants
Location: Sports Center at Siennicka 40 Street (Praga), 10 am – 3 pm, regular tickets 15 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN, children up to 6 free (online tickets). Facebook event in Polish.

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 3-11

372nd anniversary of Praga district establishment
Events include concerts, guided tours, exhibitions, workshops. More in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 6

Chinese New Year event
Location: Museum of Asia and the Pacific (Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku), Solec 24A Street (Powiśle), 6 pm – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Museum.

  • February 7

Live concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome “Cosmic Live Electronic”
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to an audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in Polish about the concert.

  • February 7-9

Japanese Film Festival ‘Nieznane oblicza Japonii‘ / ‘Unknown Faces of Japan’
Locations: Kino Elektronik, Generała Zajączka 7 Street. All films will be screened with Polish and English subtitles. Facebook event in Polish.

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until February 23.

  • February 8

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

‘Grand Bazar’ – fair of fashion, cosmetics, accessories, design, plants
Location: Centrum Bankowo-Finansowe, Nowy Świat 6/12 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

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 “Miriam Cahn: I as Human” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Farmers’ market of organic food
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Zajęcza 2b Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 9 am – 3 pm, cash only, free underground parking lot. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 9

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

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

The first day of a new exhibition at Zachęta National Gallery of Art “Two Arts Are Better than One”
Location: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center), 12 pm – 8 pm. The first joint exhibition of artworks of artists and their children prepared for other children and their parents. More in English about the exhibition. Facebook event in Polish and English. The Exhibition runs until April 13.

  • February 14-16

Winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until February 23.

  • February 15

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

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 “Miriam Cahn: I as Human” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Farmers’ market of organic food
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Zajęcza 2b Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 9 am – 3 pm, cash only, free underground parking lot. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 16

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 21

Live piano concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to an audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in Polish about the concert.

The last weekend with winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until February 23.

  • February 22

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

‘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 in the park in front of the palace). Meeting point on a map (a ticket office / kasa muzeum marked as no. 1). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In February: a trip in search of unusual shapes, textures and patterns. During the trip, participants will learn how to recognize trees when there are no leaves on them. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in English.

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 “Miriam Cahn: I as Human” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Farmers’ market of organic food
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Zajęcza 2b Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 9 am – 3 pm, cash only, free underground parking lot. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

Saturday Artwalk – guided tour IN ENGLISH
Location: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Plac Małachowskiego 3 (city center), 5 pm. The guided tour in English includes a short talk about the history and activity of Zachęta and a dynamic tour of current exhibitions. Facebook event in English.

The last weekend with winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until February 23.

  • February 22-23

International Cat Show
Location: Arena Ursynów, Pileckiego 122 Street (Ursynów). Saturday 11 am – 5.30 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish. More in Polish.

  • February 23

Fair of bags and jewelry 
Location: “Znajomi Znajomych”, Wilcza 58a Street (city center), 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

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. Facebook event in Polish and English.

Fair of used books and vinyl records
Locations: Kino Iluzjon, Narbutta 50a Street (Mokotów), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

The last weekend with winter shows – the Multimedia Fountain Park
Location: Skwer Dywizji Pancernej (the area between the Old Town and Vistula), free entrance. 15-minutes shows with music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:: 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm. More in English. The winter shows run until February 23.

  • February 25-29

Fair of Polish fashion, design, and products for children
Location: Blue City shopping mall, Al. Jerozolimskie 179 Street (Ochota), 10 am – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 27 – March 1

Orchid Exhibition & Fair
Location: The University of Warsaw Library, Dobra 56/66 Street (Powiśle). The exhibition, fair, workshops (regular tickets 15 PLN, reduced tickets 10 PLN, children up to 6 years old free entrance ), 10 am – 6 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

  • February 28

Music show with 3D pictures: “Chaos and order. Mathematical symphony”
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 8.30 pm (50 min), dedicated to an audience aged 12+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in English about the show.

Live concert enhanced with visualizations on the planetarium dome
Location: Planetarium in Copernicus Science Center, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20 Street (Powiśle), 7 pm (45 min), dedicated to an audience aged 15+, online tickets. Click here to read our tips on visiting the Planetarium. More in Polish about the concert.

  • February 29

“Angry Birds on Ice” – a show combining skating, acrobatics, and parkour
Location: Torwar Hall, Łazienkowska 6a Street, 1.30 pm and 5 pm, online tickets. More in English. Facebook event in Polish.

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 “Miriam Cahn: I as Human” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Farmers’ market of organic food
Location: ‘Elektrownia Powiśle’, Zajęcza 2b Street (Powiśle), free entrance, 9 am – 3 pm, cash only, free underground parking lot. Facebook event in Polish.

Free traditional Indian yoga class IN ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: the Embassy of India, Myśliwiecka 2 Street (city center), 10 am – 11 am. Please bring your ID to enter the Embassy and register at kirtiyogafit@gmail.com. Facebook event in Polish.

“See the Palace” – guided tour IN ENGLISH – the history and design of the Wilanów Palace interiors
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street, 12 pm. Online tickets (regular tickets 25 PLN, reduced tickets 20 PLN). Meeting point – a cloakroom in the Palace. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 29 – March 1

Handicrafts, crafts and upcycling fair – spring edition (Przerób-My)
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera 8 (Praga), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Handmade jewelry, accessories, ceramics, fashion, toys and more; upcycling workshops; zone for children. Facebook event in Polish.

POLIN Music Festival
Location: POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). More in English and online tickets. Facebook event in Polish.

Events at international schools and preschools in Warsaw in February 2020

  • February 1

Open Day at the French School (Lycée français de Varsovie)
Location: ul. Konstancińska 13 (Sadyba / Mokotów). Learn more in English. Facebook event in Polish, French, and English.

  • February 13

Open Day at the Thames British School – Park Szczęśliwicki Campus
Location: ul. Usypiskowa 5 (Ochota), 11 am – 1 pm. Learn more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 14

Open Day at the Thames British School – Piaseczno Campus
Location: ul. Mazowiecka 43, 05-502 Bobrowiec near Piaseczno. Learn more in English. Facebook event in English.

  • February 27

Primary, Secondary & IB Open Day at The British School Warsaw (Ages 6-18)
Location: ul. Limanowskiego 15 (Mokotów/Sadyba). Learn more in English.

  • February 29 – March 1

Recruitment Weekend at Akademeia High School
Location: ul. Ledóchowskiej 2 (Wilanów). Learn more in English.

Holidays, observances & celebrations in Poland in February 2020

February is one of the few months when there is no bank/public holiday in Poland.

  • February 10-23

Winter school break in Warsaw and Masovian voivodship 
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 break (ferie zimowe) times differ for each Polish province/voivodship. Click here to learn about the winter break dates in Poland for 2021.

  • February 14

Valentine’s Day (Walentynki)
It’s a relatively new celebration in Poland (not observed in Poland during communism time before 1989), becoming more and more popular. All restaurants will be full, book your table in advance!;)

  • February 20

Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek)
The last Thursday before the Lent starts (it’s similar to Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday celebrations), in Poland it’s a donut / pączek day. In the morning, you can notice long lines in front of bakeries and cafes all over Poland. People all day long eat pączki (donuts filled with fruit jam) or faworki (French dough pastry served with powdered sugar) at schools, at work, at home. There are contests for the best pastry stores in the city and some families have pączek eating competition – who will eat the most donuts on Fat Thursday.

  • February 25

Last day of the 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 many). The party / dinner is called in Polish Śledzik (little herring) – during old-fashioned Polish parties, it was a popular appetizer washed down with alcohol.

  • February 26

Ash Wednesday (Środa Popielcowa, Popielec)
The first day of Lent. People go to churches where priests put ashes (made from palm branches blessed on the previous year Palm Sunday) on people’s foreheads saying ‘Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return’ (‘Z prochu powstałeś i w proch się obrócisz’). It is a tradition among the Roman Catholics in Poland to avoid meat, alcohol, sweets, and snacks on that day.

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