Poland: Dates & Holidays

Updated: 2017-03-15.

Calendar of Key Dates, National Holidays, and Important Days

Whether you’re about to visit or just keen on learning about the culture, check out our handy little calendar to learn about the different holidays and celebrations in Poland. And as an added little bonus, we’ve listed the names of the months in the Polish language below the months’ names in English 🙂

January

Styczeń

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day (Nowy Rok)
  • 6 January: Epiphany (Objawienie Pańskie)

February

Luty

  • 14 February: Valentine’s Day (Walentynki)

March

Marzec

  • Varying Friday: Good Friday (anytime from end of March through April)

April

Kwiecień

  • Varying Sunday: Easter Sunday (Niedziela Wielkanocna. Easter in “Western Christianity” is always on one Sunday between 22 March and 25 April on the Gregorian calendar, sometime during the first week after the astronomical full moon.)
  • Varying Monday: Easter Monday (Poniedziałek Wielkanocny. The Monday immediately following Easter Sunday.)

May

Maj

  • Varying Sunday: Pentecost (Zesłanie Ducha Świętego. Takes place 7 weeks, or 49 days, after Easter.)
  • 1 May: International Workers’ Day (Święto Państwowe. Known alternately as “May Day” or “Labor Day.”)
  • 3 May: Constitution Day (Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja.)

June

Czerwiec

  • Varying Sunday: Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało. Takes place 9 weeks, or 63 days, after Easter.)

July

Lipiec

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August

Sierpień

  • 15 August: Assumption of Mary (Wniebowzięcie Najświętszej Maryi Panny.)
  • 15 August: Polish Armed Forces Day (Święto Wojska Polskiego.)

September

Wrzesień

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October

Październik

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November

Listopad

  • 1 November: All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych.)
  • 11 November: Independence Day (Dzień Niepodległości.)

December

Grudzień

  • 24 December: Christmas Eve (Wigilia Bożego Narodzenia.)
  • 25 December: Christmas (Boże Narodzenie.)
  • 26 December: Second Day of Christmas (Drugi Dzień Bożego Narodzenia. Boxing Day.)
  • 31 December: New Year’s Eve (Sylwester.)
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