Public Holidays in Poland

If you feel overworked, move to Poland – full-time employees generally get 26 days of paid holiday, in addition to the following list of public holidays, most of these making an excellent excuse for a long weekend. Holidays in Poland – especially Easter and Christmas – can be gloriously ceremonial, full of beautiful traditions and a wonderful, unforgettable spirit. Just be forewarned – these are primarily family-centred celebrations, with businesses and shops closed, and city centres largely deserted. If you’re going to be in Poland over a holiday, do a little stocking up before all the shop shelves are emptied and the owners head home for some rest and relaxation.

1 January – New Year’s Day

6 January – Feast of the Epiphany

March or April – Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

1 May – Labour Day

3 May – Constitution Day

Some Thursday in June – Corpus Christi

15 August – Feast of the Assumption

1 November – All Saints’ Day

11 November – Independence Day

25 December (often including 26-27 December for shop closings) – Christmas