Events and things to do in Warsaw in October 2019

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Weather in Poland in October

The weather in Poland in October differs each year and is difficult to predict – one day you can enjoy sunny weather and the other it’s cold and rainy (there are no frosts that can occur in Poland in November). The average temperature in October in Poland is 9°C / 48°F (just like in April). The average rainfall level in Poland in October is 46 mm (lower than in September). The Polish name for October – październik (quite a tongue twister, isn’t it?) comes from the word paździerze meaning the dry stalks of flax.

In October, days in Poland get noticeably shorter and in this transition month, you can be surprised how early the sun goes down in the evening. The length of the day goes from 11 hours 35 min. on October 1 to 9 hours 39 min. on October 31, 2019. Besides, changing time mixes things up. Mark you calendar with October 27, 2019 – time change in Poland. At 03:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 02:00 am (read more about dates to remember in Poland in autumn). Sunrise in Warsaw on October 1 will be at 6.37 am, sunset at 6.13 pm. Sunrise in Warsaw on October 31, 2019 will be at 6.30 am, sunset at 4.08 pm. Read more about the weather, changes in nature, seasonal fruits and vegetables in Poland in autumn.

Shopping Sundays and trade ban Sundays in Poland in October 2019

In October 2019, there is one shopping Sunday in Poland: October 27. October 6, 13, and 20 are trade ban Sundays in Poland. Click here to read our post about the Sunday trade ban in Poland, shopping Sundays, and bank holidays in Poland in 2019.

Events in English in Warsaw in October 2019

  • Every Saturday in October

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). 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 “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

  • Every Saturday and Sunday in October

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. More in English. Facebook event in English.

  • October 27

‘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). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In October: Where do the glorious colors of autumn come from? Let’s go for a trip among the falling leaves. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

Exhibitions in Warsaw in October 2019

“36 x Rembrandt” – original paintings and drawings and prints by Rembrandt
Location: the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Plac Zamkowy 4 / Castle Square 4. More in English about the Exhibition. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Castle. The Exhibition runs from October 5 until November 3.

Korean art exhibition at the National Museum
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 Exhibition runs from October 11 until January 12, 2020.

“Reaching the Moon” – the photographs from the NASA archives 
Location: Dom Spotkań z Historią (History Meeting House), Karowa 20 Street (city center/old town), FREE entrance. More in English about the Exhibition. Facebook event in Polish. The Exhibition runs until October 6.

“Gdynia – Tel Aviv” – the exhibition at POLIN Museum
Location:  POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów). Click here to read our tips in English (how to get there, where to have lunch etc.). More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until February 3, 2020.

“Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” – an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art
Location: “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank). More in English about the exhibition. The Exhibition runs until November 17.

An art exhibition for children at the Centre for Contemporary Art – “Touch the Art”
Location: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Zamek Ujazdowski, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej), Jazdów 2 Street (the castle close to Agrykola Park and Łazienki Park), free entrance. The exhibition is dedicated to children who can enter the artworks, touch paintings made from soft foam or move the exhibits around. More in English. The exhibition runs until October 20.

Gallery of Steel Figures – the exhibition
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska Street, 9 am – 8 pm, tickets: regular 35 PLN, reduced 19 PLN, family 2+3 100 PLN, children up to 3 free entrance. Over 80 metal figures inspired by characters from movies and cartoons, sports cars and motorcycles. More in English about the exhibition. Facebook page in Polish.

“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.

The Wilanów Microcosm – representation of insects on pottery – the exhibition
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. Online tickets (10 PLN). The exhibition is accompanied by recordings of insect sounds. The exhibition is fully available in English. All captions and a card for active exhibition tours are translated into English. More in English about the Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until October 16.

Reconstructions of children’s clothing from the 17th to the 19th centuries – the exhibition at Wilanów Palace Museum
Location: Wilanów Palace, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. The exhibition is the result of the competition “Children’s clothing from the 17th to the 19th century”, in which young students and graduates of tailoring schools and tailoring enthusiasts were preparing the reconstruction of historical costumes for children. More in English about the event. The Exhibition runs until October 31.

Fairs, festivals and other events in Warsaw in October 2019

  • October 1-6

Warsaw Festival of Culture “No Barriers” (Warszawski Festiwal Kultury bez Barier)
Different locations in Warsaw. All the Festival events are fully accessible to disabled people. Click here to read more in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

Avant Art Festival
Different locations in Warsaw. International Festival of experimental and avant-garde music, performance, and films. More info in English, including the detailed agenda. Facebook event in Polish.

Warsaw Design Week
Different locations in Warsaw. The festival of design, art, culture – exhibitions, lectures, workshops. Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • October 2-5

Fair of Polish fashion
Location: Sadyba Best Mall, Powsińska 31 Street (Sadyba/Mokotów), 10 am – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 3-6

‘Warsaw Home’ – International Interior Design Trade Fair and Poland Design Festival
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D, 10 am – 6 pm, online ticketsClick here to read more in English. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 5

Niech żyje papier!’ – a festival dedicated to stationery, paper, illustrations, posters
Location: the Ethnographic Museum, Kredytowa 1 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 “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 5-6

International Cat Show
Location: Hala Sportowa/Sports Hall Znicz, Bohaterów Warszawy 4 Street, Pruszków. 10 am – 5 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Slow Fashion Fair – Polish fashion 
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera 2 (Praga). 11 am – 7 pm, tickets 10 PLN (children up to 12 free). Facebook event in Polish.

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. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • October 6

Fair and exhibition of exotic plants and animals
Location: the sports hall of Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Ciszewskiego 10 Street (Ursynów), 9 am – 4 pm, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish.

Warsaw Horse Day – riding shows
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“Wege Festiwal’ – fair of vegan food
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, 12 pm – 7 pm, tickets 5 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 9

“Cultural Landscape of Warsaw” – a photo exhibition
Location: Mysia 3 shopping center, Mysia 3 Street (city center), 7 pm, free entrance. “Cultural Landscape of Warsaw” exhibition by Paweł Dobrowolski of Icuimages Photography, includes portraits of  people who came to Warsaw from all over the world. Some to work, others to study, others came “for love.” More in English about the exhibition. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 10-12

International Festival of Improvised Music “Ad Libitum”
Location: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej – Zamek Ujazdowski (Center for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle), Jazdów 2 Street (city center). Detailed agenda in Polish.

  • October 11

TEDx event – TEDxKids@AcademyInternational – Going Beyond
Location: Łowicka Cultural Center (Centrum Łowicka), Łowicka 21 Street (Mokotów), 9.30 am – 5.15 pm. Ten children aged 8 to 18 will stand on the TEDxKids stage to tell about their experiences and inspire others to go beyond (the language of the speeches will be Polish). The event is free. To participate you will need to register – you will find all the details in the Facebook event. Facebook event in Polish. Kids in the City is happy to be a media partner of TEDxKids@AcademyInternational.

‘Night at the Institute of Aviation’ – the event promoting aviation, aerospace industry, and engineering professions
Location: The Institute of Aviation (Instytut Lotnictwa), al. Krakowska 110/114 (Włochy), free entrance, 5 pm – 11 pm. The event is dedicated to enthusiasts of aviation, aircraft, space, science, and technology. Aircrafts, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles. A chance to meet civil and military pilots, parachutists, engineers, astronomers, cosmonauts, scientists. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 11-13

17th Warsaw Art Fair (Warszawskie Targi Sztuki)
Location: Arkady Kubickiego (Kubicki Arcades) at the Warsaw Royal Castle, entrance from Bugaj Street. 50 Polish and foreign galleries and antique shops – nearly 1,000 works of art including paintings, sculptures, antique objects, photography, design, and graphics. More in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 11-20

35th International Warsaw Film Festival (Warszawski Festiwal Filmowy)
Location: Kinoteka movie theater (located in the Palace of Culture and Science) and Multikino Złote Tarasy movie theater (located in Złote Tarasy shopping center). The biggest international film festival in Poland. All films will be screened with Polish and English subtitles. More info in English, including the detailed agenda. Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • October 12

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 “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 12-13

Exhibition of Orchids, Bonsai and Succulents
Location: Global Expo, Modlińska 6D Street (Białołęka), Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Online tickets (regular 35 PLN, reduced 25 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

Festival of Carnivorous Plants
Location: Global Expo, Modlińska 6D Street (Białołęka), Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Online tickets (regular 35 PLN, reduced 25 PLN). Facebook event in Polish.

‘Relaxation Fair’ / Targi Relaksu 
Location: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy, Bracka 25 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Slow life, eco, zero waste – a fair of clothes, accessories, jewelry, design. Facebook event in Polish.

‘Art of Healing’ (fair, workshops, lectures)
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser (Praga Koneser Center), Plac Konesera 2 (Praga), 10 am – 7 pm, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish.

BIOEXPO Warsaw – Organic food and products trade fair
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D, online tickets (children up to 14 free entrance). More in English.

Dog Day & Cat Day – a fair and events for all pet lovers
Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), 10 am – 5 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

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. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • October 13

Railway Modeling Fair (Giełda Modelarska)
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open 10 am – 6 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). Facebook event in Polish.

Farmers’ Market / Healthy Food Fair in Ursynów
Location: a parking lot next to Ursynów District Office, Imielin metro station, al. KEN 61 Street (Ursynów), 9 am – 2 pm, free entrance. Regional food, vegetables, fruits, fish, dairy and meat products, honey, juices, organic food. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 16-18

Warsaw Technology Days (Warszawskie Dni Techniki)
Different locations in Warsaw. Events promoting engineering and innovation, free entrance. Click here to read more in Polish.

  • October 16-20

TISH Jewish Food Festival
Location: POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6 Street (Muranów) and other locations in Warsaw. Walks, workshops, film screenings, meetings at the table to cook together, talk and taste the Jewish foods. Facebook event in English and Polish.

  • October 17-19

Fair of Polish independent fashion
Location: Atrium Targówek shopping center, Głębocka 15 Street (Targówek), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 18-20

World Travel Show – Tourism Trade Fair (Międzynarodowe Targi Turystyczne) 
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D, online tickets, Friday 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturday 10.30 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10.30 am – 5 pm. The partner country of this year’s World Travel Show: India. The event includes Camper & Caravan Show, Ski & Outdoor Show, Festival of Asian Cultures, and Warsaw Yacht Salon. Click here to read more in English.

  • October 19

“The Royal Garden of Lights” – the opening of illuminations festival in the Wilanów Palace Garden
Location: Wilanów Garden, Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16 Street. More details coming soon. Click here to read Kids in the City tips in English on visiting the Wilanów Palace Museum and Park.

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 “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 19-20

Exhibition of the Railway Models
Location: Warsaw Railway Museum (Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 5 pm, regular tickets 12 PLN, reduced tickets 6 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance. More in English about the Museum. Facebook event in Polish.

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. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • October 20

Bunkasai – Japanese Culture Festival
Location: Saska Kępa Cultural Center “PROM”, Brukselska 23 Street. Attractions include an exhibition of young artists and designers, a performance of special Japanese technical skills, workshops (artistic/Japanese craftsmanship/for small children/traditional Japanese games), lectures and presentations, screenings of films, Japanese food, concerts, and dance performances. More in English.

Exhibition and fair 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.

Farmers’ Market / Healthy Food Fair in Ursynów
Location: a parking lot next to Ursynów District Office, Imielin metro station, al. KEN 61 Street (Ursynów), 9 am – 2 pm, free entrance. Regional food, vegetables, fruits, fish, dairy and meat products, honey, juices, organic food. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 24-27

Ukrainian Film Festival
Location: Iluzjon movie theater, Narbutta 50A Street (Mokotów). Detailed agenda in Polish. Facebook event in Polish.

Jazz Jamboree – one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe
Location: Klub Stodoła, Batorego 10 Street (Mokotów). Click here to read more in Polish.

‘Hello Fashion’ – fair of Polish fashion
Location: Wola Park shopping center, Górczewska 124 Street (Wola), free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 25-27

Warsaw Motor Show – the largest car show in Poland
Location: Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Al. Katowicka 62 Street, 05-830 Wolica 114D, online tickets. More in English.

  • October 26

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 “Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Free traditional Indian yoga class in ENGLISH – “Yoga with Kirti
Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am – 11 am. The yoga class takes place outdoors in the Park (check out the exact location on the map). In case of very bad weather, the class is canceled (you will find info in the FB event). Facebook event in Polish.

  • October 26-27

Winter Sports Fair – Snow Expo
Location: National Stadium (Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street), gate no. 5 and 6. Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. Regular tickets 29 PLN, reduced tickets for students 19 PLN, children up to 7 free. Additional attractions include a kids zone, ski jumping, ski simulator, fashion shows. Click here to read more in English. Facebook event in Polish.

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. More in English. Facebook event in English.

Horse Racing at Służewiec Racetrack
Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street. Website in English.

  • October 27

Shopping Sunday
Stores are open. Click here to read our post about the Sunday trade ban in Poland, shopping Sundays, and bank holidays in Poland in 2019.

‘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). Tickets: 10 PLN (online tickets). In October: Where do the glorious colors of autumn come from? Let’s go for a trip among the falling leaves. Facebook event in English. Click here to read more in English.

DIWALI – the Festival of Lights
Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, Sala (room) Ratuszowa (the main entrance to the Palace from Marszałkowska Street), 11 am – 6 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.

  • Until December 15

The International Festival of Theater for Early Years “Take Part in Art” 
Location: the Old Armory (Stara Prochownia) building at Boleść 2 Street (the Old Town). Performances for children aged 0,4-6. Theaters from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and Denmark. More in English.

Events at international schools and preschools in Warsaw in October 2019

  • October 17

Fall Open House at American School of Warsaw for parents with children aged 3-18
Location: Bielawa, ul. Warszawska 202, 05-520 Konstancin-Jeziorna. Learn more in English.

Open Day for  Primary, Secondary & IB (Ages 6-18) at The British School Warsaw
Location: ul. Limanowskiego 15, 02-943 Warsaw. Learn more in English.

  • October 19

Open Day at Akademeia High School
Location: ul. Ledóchowskiej 2, 02-972 Warsaw. Learn more in English.

  • October 24, 2019

Learning Success Day – an event at Thames British School Warsaw open to current parents and prospective parents
Location: Park Szczęśliwicki Campus, Usypiskowa 5 Street, Ochota. Learn more in English.

  • October 25, 2019

Learning Success Day – an event at Thames British School Warsaw open to current parents and prospective parents
Location: Piaseczno Campus, Mazowiecka 43 Street, 05-502 Bobrowiec near Piaseczno. Learn more in English.

Holidays, observances & celebrations in Poland in October 2019

  • October 13

The parliamentary election in Poland
Polish Parliament has two houses: Sejm which has more power (460 representatives will be elected) and Senat (100 representatives). The election is held every four years.

  • October 14

Teachers’ Day in Poland (Dzień Nauczyciela)
In Polish schools, there are no regular classes on this day. Students give teachers flowers and/or other gifts. Usually, there is the inauguration event for first-grade students (called in Polish ślubowanie) and older kids either do not go to school or have some fun activities.

  • October 27

Time change (zmiana czasu)
On Sunday night, October 27, at 03:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to 02:00 am. The last time change in Poland (and in other European Union countries) will happen in 2021. The European Union lawmakers decided to end the twice-a-year (March and October) custom of time changes throughout the European Union, leaving member states the freedom to decide their standard time. The national governments have yet to take a stance –  countries that decide to be permanently on summertime would change their clocks for the final time in March 2021, countries that opt to be on wintertime would change their clocks for the final time in October 2021.

Shopping Sunday
Stores are open. It’s the only shopping Sunday in Poland in October 2019 (October 6, 13, and 20 are trade ban Sundays in Poland). Check out the next shopping Sundays in Poland in 2019.

  • October 31

Halloween
Halloween celebrations are relatively new in Poland. A few years ago, it was almost impossible to buy a pumpkin this time of year in Poland! Now pumpkin carving and pumpkin decorations are more and more popular at Polish schools and homes. In bars and restaurants in Poland, there are themed Halloween parties for adults and costume parties for kids at schools. More and more children in Poland dress up in costumes for Halloween and travel from house to house playing trick or treat (in Polish: cukierek albo psikus).

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