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Valentine's Day in Poland

Quick Facts

Valentine’s Day (Walentynki) is one of the most romantic days of the year celebrated in many countries including Poland on February 14.

Local names

NameLanguage
WalentynkiPolish
Valentine's DayEnglish
ValentinstagGerman

Valentine's Day 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015
List of dates for other years

Many Polish people celebrate Valentine’s Day (Walentynki), a day associated with romance and love, on February 14.

Young happy couple at the restaurant

Valentine's Day - one of the most romantic days of the year for some couples.

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What do people do?

Valentine’s Day focuses on love, romance, appreciation and friendship. Chocolates, candies shaped in red hearts, and other gifts are given to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Women’s Day are also observed in Poland, in which friends, partners, and family members received gifts, cards or flowers.

Public life

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

Background

The origins of Valentine's Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. Valentine’s Day is also celebrated in many countries worldwide.

Symbols

Hearts, the colors red and pink, roses, images and statues of cupids, and cupids’ bows and arrows symbolize the feeling of romance and love on Valentine’s Day. Cupid is usually portrayed as a small winged figure with a bow and arrow. In mythology, he uses his arrow to strike the hearts of people. People who fall in love are sometimes said to be “struck by Cupid's arrow”.

About Valentine's Day in other countries

Read more about Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
WedFeb 141990Valentine's DayObservance
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FriFeb 142014Valentine's DayObservance
SatFeb 142015Valentine's DayObservance
SunFeb 142016Valentine's DayObservance
TueFeb 142017Valentine's DayObservance
WedFeb 142018Valentine's DayObservance
ThuFeb 142019Valentine's DayObservance
FriFeb 142020Valentine's DayObservance

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