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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Poland Declares November 12 Public Holiday

    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.
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2013

  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Poland Calls For August 31 Public Holiday

    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.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Poland Bishops Declare New Holiday

    Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - The Polish Bishops' Conference has announced that the Thursday after Whitsunday will henceforth be a new holiday dedicated to "Jesus Christ the Eternal Almighty Priest".
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2011

  • Jan
  • 19
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  • 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.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Poland Epiphany Public Holiday Update

    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.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Poland Restores Epiphany Public Holiday

    Polskie Radio (Warsaw) - The Polish Parliament has approved a draft amendment to the Labour Law and Bill on Holidays, which finally re-establishes Epiphany as an official non-working public holiday.
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2009

  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Poland Votes New National 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).
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Poland Considering August 1st National Holiday

    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.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Poland Epiphany Public Holiday Restoration Update

    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.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • 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.
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2008

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Poland's Parliament Rejects Reinstatement Of Epiphany Public Holiday

    Polskie Radio - The Polish Parliament has rejected a draft bill purporting to restore the Christian public holiday of Epiphany (January 6).
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Poland To Vote On Restoration Of Epiphany Public Holiday

    Polskie Radio - Poland's parliament is set to vote in early October on the possible restoration of the January 6 Epiphany public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 27
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  • Poland Epiphany Public Holiday Restoration Gaining Momentum

    Catholic World News (Warsaw) - The petition launched last March, to restore the, January 6, Epiphany public holiday (abolished in 1960), has now reached the half-million signatures mark.
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2007

  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Poland: Public Holidays Shopping Law Comes Into Effect

    Cyberpresse - A new law, forbidding stores in Poland from opening on public holidays, came into effect on November 1, 2007.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Poland declares 3 Days of National Mourning

    EuroNews - Poland's president is calling for the cancellation of all entertainment events during three days of national mourning for 26 pilgrims killed in a bus crash in the French Alps.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Poland To Hold Referendum On Euro

    Portalino - Poland, through its Minister of Finance, Zyta Gilowska, has stated its intention to meet the euro criteria by 2009 and hold a referendum in 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Poland Public Holidays News Update

    Warsaw Business Journal - President Lech Kaczynski has extended the period of national mourning, declared yesterday, to last through Saturday.
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  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Poland Public Holidays News Update

    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.
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2005

  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Poland Declares April 8 Public Holiday To Mourn Pope

    Local Radio Broadcast - The government of Poland has declared a one-off public holiday, on Friday, April 8, 2005, to mourn the death of Polish-born Pope, John-Paul II.
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See also: Poland bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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