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Mother's Day in Poland

Mothers across Poland are remembered on Mother’s Day (Dzien Matki), or Mothers’ Day, on May 26.

A mother enjoys a family dinner, while a gift and flower waits for her.
A mother enjoys a family dinner, while a gift and flower waits for her.
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What Do People Do?

Many mothers and mother figures are given cards, flowers, cakes or other gifts on Mother’s Day in Poland. Children in some Polish schools and daycares make laurki, which are papers decorated with flowers and written with personal notes, for their mothers. Some schools host special Mother’s Day Events.

Father’s Day, on June 23, is also annually observed in Poland .

Public Life

Mother’s Day is not a national public holiday in Poland.


Mother's Day in Poland was first celebrated in Krakow in 1923, but its popularity did not grow until World War II and after. This observance is celebrated worldwide but at different dates.


Gifts such as flowers symbolize one’s love for his or her mother on Mother’s Day in Poland.

About Mother's Day in other countries

Read more about Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedMay 262010Mother's DayObservance
ThuMay 262011Mother's DayObservance
SatMay 262012Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 262013Mother's DayObservance
MonMay 262014Mother's DayObservance
TueMay 262015Mother's DayObservance
ThuMay 262016Mother's DayObservance
FriMay 262017Mother's DayObservance
SatMay 262018Mother's DayObservance
SunMay 262019Mother's DayObservance
TueMay 262020Mother's DayObservance

Quick Facts

Mother’s Day is celebrated in Poland on May 26 each year.

Mother's Day 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mother's Day 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017


Name in other languages

Dzień MatkiPolish
Mother's DayEnglish

List of dates for other years

Related holiday

Other holidays in May 2016 in Poland

Fun Holiday on May 26, 2016

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