Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Poland

  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival’s website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Poland.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Poland. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn’t a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.

2014

August 15:  Assumption Day (closures)

November 1:  All Saints’ Day/Remembrance Day (religious festival, some closures)

November 11:  Independence Day (closures)

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day (closures)

2015

January 1:  New Year’s Day (closures)

January 6:  Epiphany (closures)

April 5–6:  Easter Sunday and Monday (closures)

May 1:  May Day/Labor Day (some closures)

May 3:  Constitution Day (celebrates Europe’s first constitution; closures)

May 24:  Pentecost

June 4:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)

June 20–21:  Wianki Festival (midsummer festival; wreaths on rafts in Vistula River in Kraków, fireworks, music)

Late June–early July:  Jewish Culture Festival (Kraków)