Poland Public Holidays 2017Today – 20 August 2017 – is not a holiday in Poland.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|3 May||Wed||Constitution Day|
|4 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|15 Jun||Thu||Corpus Christi|
|15 Aug||Tue||Assumption Day|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|11 Nov||Sat||Independence Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||2nd Day of Christmas|
All holidays in Poland are considered paid non-working dates with two exceptions. Easter Sunday and Whit Sunday (Pentecost) always fall on a Sunday and this is considered a day of rest in Poland. Only the employees who are actively scheduled to work on these days receive the day off with pay.
Polish holidays are regulated by the Non-working Days Act of 18 January 1951. This Act establishes the national holidays in the country and provides the government with the ability to establish one-time national holidays at their discretion. This Act also stipulates that any national holiday that falls on a Sunday during any given year must remain on that date. Paid holiday rates only apply to normal working days.
Polish labour laws require all employers to provide employees with a paid day off for all national holidays. Employees that are required to work on a national holiday based on their profession are guaranteed a paid day off in lieu of the holiday. Employment contracts cannot take away payment for national holidays or paid days off in lieu of a public holiday under this law.