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. Businesses have normal opening hours.
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 .
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.