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Whit Sunday in Poland

Quick Facts

Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost or the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Zeslanie Ducha Swietego) is an annual public holiday in Poland 7 weeks after Easter Sunday.

Local names

NameLanguage
Zielone ŚwiątkiPolish
Whit SundayEnglish
PfingstsonntagGerman

Alternative name

Pentecost Sunday

Whit Sunday 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Whit Sunday 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Whit Sunday, or Pentecost, is a Christian holiday to remember the Holy Spirit’s descent (Zeslanie Ducha Swietego) upon Jesus’ disciples. It is a national holiday in Poland seven weeks after Easter Sunday.

Jesus' apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, according to the New Testament in the Bible.

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What do people do?

Many churches in Poland open their doors for special services on Whit Sunday. Some people decorate their homes with greenery, especially branches with green leaves, hoping that God’s blessings will come to their families and homes.

Public life

Whitsunday is an official public holiday in Poland, so schools, banks, government offices and most private businesses are closed. There is a trade prohibition on public holidays in Poland. People intending to travel via public transport during public holidays must check with the public transit authorities on any changes to time schedules.

Background

Whitsunday/Whit Sunday, or Pentecost, does not fall on the same calendar date each year but is set seven weeks after Easter Sunday. According to the New Testament in the Bible, the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to “speak in other tongues” on the day of Pentecost. Whit Sunday is also celebrated in many other countries in the world.

Symbols

Pentecost is also referred to as the “Green Holiday”, as some houses in Poland are decorated with green branches to symbolize God’s blessing on these homes. Another symbolic tradition, which is becoming less common, is a procession to fields to bless crops.

About Whit Sunday in other countries

Read more about Whit Sunday.

Whit Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SunJun 31990Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 191991Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 71992Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 301993Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 221994Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 41995Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 261996Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 181997Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 311998Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 231999Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 112000Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 32001Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 192002Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 82003Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 302004Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 152005Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 42006Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 272007Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 112008Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 312009Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 232010Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 122011Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 272012Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 192013Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 82014Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 242015Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 152016Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 42017Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 202018Whit SundayNational holiday
SunJun 92019Whit SundayNational holiday
SunMay 312020Whit SundayNational holiday

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