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Festivals in Poland

Polish National Holidays & Festivals

Poland Statistics

Find information on Poland's National Holidays and regional and city festivals throughout Poland.

National Holidays

January 1 - New Year's Day
January 6 - Three Kings
Late March - Late April - Easter Sunday
Late March - Late April - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labor Day
May 3 - Constitution Day
Early June - Pentecost Sunday
Late June - Corpus Christi
August 15 - Assumption Day/Polish Army Day
November 1 - All Saints' Day (Dzien Wszystkich Swietych)
November 11 - Independence Day
December 25 - First Day of Christmas
December 2 - Second Day of Christmas

Festivals in Poland

Poland's strong ties with Roman Catholicism means there are many religious festivals going on throughout the year as well as a number of more secular festivals: such as classical, contemporary and jazz music festivals, film & cinematography festivals and other more local Polish celebrations.

February

Shanties - celebration of old sailors' songs dating from 1981 in Krakow.

March

Jazz festival in Poznan

May

Gaude Mater - festival of religious music in Czestochowa featuring music from Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Juvenalia - student fancy dress carnival in Krakow.

Musica Polonica Nowa - contemporary music festival in Wroclaw.

June/July

Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow, the largest of its type in Europe.

Mozart Festival in Warsaw with Mozart's music performed daily at the Warsaw Chamber Opera plus other events.

Krakow Summer Jazz Festival with Polish and international jazz stars.



August

International Festival of Mountain Folklore in Zakopane south of Krakow.

September

Warsaw Autumn - a week to 10-day festival of avant garde contemporary music.

October

Warsaw International Film Festival - prestigious 10-day film festival in the Polish capital, Warsaw.

November

Plus Camerimage - cinematography festival in Bydgoszcz.

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