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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.

Is Mother's Day a Public Holiday?

Mother's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 26, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Poland.

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.

Background

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.

Symbols

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueMay 26Mother's DayObservance
2016ThuMay 26Mother's DayObservance
2017FriMay 26Mother's DayObservance
2018SatMay 26Mother's DayObservance
2019SunMay 26Mother's DayObservance
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