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Poland Public Holidays 2017

Today – 11 December 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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
6 JanFriEpiphany
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
3 MayWedConstitution Day
4 JunSunWhit Sunday
15 JunThuCorpus Christi
15 AugTueAssumption Day
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
11 NovSatIndependence Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd 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.

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