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Below is this list of Poland public holidays news and updates.
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - Poland's Sejm (lower house), has passed a bill instating a new state holiday, the National Day of Remembrance for Unswerving Clergymen, in relation to the anniversary of the abduction of the priest Jerzy Popiełuszko, on October 19, 1984.
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - Last night, Poland's Sejm (lower house), passed by a vote of 233 votes for, 105 against and 77 abstentions, a bill that declares Monday, November 12, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Poland to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence on November 11, 1918.
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - Polish Nobel-prize winning former leader of Solidarity, Lech Walesa, has made a repeated, and last-ditch, call to have August 31, the date of the historic 1980 agreement that legalized the Solidarity trade union, a new annual non-working public holiday in Poland.
Poland Epiphany Public Holiday Challenged In Court
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - The Polish Confederation of Private Employers has decided to challenge the constitutional validity of the recently-reintroduced Epiphany public holiday in front of Poland's Constitutional Tribunal.
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - The Polish Employers' Federation has appealed to the Polish President, Bronislaw Komorowski, to ask him not to sign into law the recent law restoring the Epiphany public holiday.
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - Poland's lower house of Parliament (the Sejm) has passed a bill declaring a new, August 1st, national holiday, the National Day of Memory for the Warsaw Uprising (Narodowy Dzien Pamieci Powstania Warszawskiego).
Poland Legislature To Consider September 17 Public Holiday
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - Poland's Law and Justice opposition party (PiS) has filed a resolution in the lower house of parliament, calling for September 17 to be made a national public holiday, in commemoration of the 1939 invasion of Poland by Russia.
Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - Following Poland's President, Lech Kaczynski's initiative, a draft bill proclaiming August 1st a national holiday has already been forwarded to the Sejm (Poland's lower house of parliament) to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
Polish Radio (Warsaw) - Polish Radio reports that the Mayor of Lódz, Jerzy Kropiwnicki, is expected to hand over a petition to the speaker of the Sejm, Poland's lower house, restoring the January 6, Epiphany, national public holiday.
Poland's Parliament To Vote On New April 2 Public Holiday
EFE (Warsaw) - Poland's conservative party, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), led by the Kaczynski twins, has launched a campaign to have Poland's Parliament (the Sejm) make April 2, the date of Pope John-Paul II's death, a new annual public holiday.
IHT Europe - Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski flew to the site of the explosion that happened at the Halemba coal mine in Ruda Slaska, 300km south-west of Warsaw on Tuesday, and has declared a period of national mourning for the eight dead miners.