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Important Dates in the Polish Calendar


fusar 3 | 4  
6 Dec 2007 /  #1
Hi there

I was just wondering, on which dates of the year do Poles have festivals or celebrate an occasion? ie. like thanks-giving in the US?

Thanks
Fusar
Polson 5 | 1,771  
6 Dec 2007 /  #2
May, 3rd ;)
plk123 8 | 4,150  
6 Dec 2007 /  #3
eve of december 24,
easter, dingus
december 4 - barborka
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Polson 5 | 1,771  
6 Dec 2007 /  #4
eve of december 24

Of course ;) What about the 25th ? And maybe the 26th ?...
Kaczor Duck 2 | 95  
6 Dec 2007 /  #5
When is Polish independence day??
Polson 5 | 1,771  
6 Dec 2007 /  #6
May 3 (Constitution) and November 11 (Independence)

;)
Polson 5 | 1,771  
6 Dec 2007 /  #8
No, the Constitution was made just after the American one, it's the first Constitution in Europe and the second one in the world, in the 1790's.

The independence was recovered on November, 11 1918
polishgirltx  
6 Dec 2007 /  #9
When is Polish independence day??

Święto Niepodległości (Independence Day) - 11.11.1918. (but 20 years later it's official)

Konstytucja 3 maja (Constitution) - May 3rd, 1791.

May 1st - Labor Day
Kaczor Duck 2 | 95  
6 Dec 2007 /  #10
May 3rd, 1791.

Thanks,
But what about when the Ruskis left in 89, was there a special date Poland became free again??
Aristoboulos 1 | 22  
6 Dec 2007 /  #11
Ruskis left in 1993. Yes, the last Soviet forces left this year. No special date we venerate.

Święto Niepodległości (Independence Day) - 11.11.1918. (but 20 years later it's official)

Befor WWII celebrated two times. In communist period forbidden and persecuted.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
6 Dec 2007 /  #12
But what about when the Ruskis left in 89, was there a special date Poland became free again??

You mean on November, 9...Berlin Wall broken...dunno
polishgirltx  
6 Dec 2007 /  #13
But what about when the Ruskis left in 89, was there a special date Poland became free again??

we remember time from Dec. 13th, 1981 to July 22nd, 1983... Stan wojenny...
Martial Law (Stan Wojenny)
Firestorm 6 | 400  
7 Dec 2007 /  #15
Same years???

Every year.... lol
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
7 Dec 2007 /  #16
Cud nad Wisłą

15- VIII - 1920

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)

The Constitution of May 3, 1791

The Constitution of May 3, 1791 is generally recognized as Europe's first and the world's second modern codified national constitution. The May 3rd Constitution was instituted as a "Government Act" (Polish: Ustawa rządowa) adopted on that date by the Sejm (parliament) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

konst
cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Nov 2008 /  #17
Is today an event in Poland a saints day or something similar?

:>
sausage 19 | 777  
1 Nov 2008 /  #18
Yes, All Saints Day I think. A very big thing in Poland, people go to the graves of deceased loved ones and light candles and such.

Here is a nice article on it.

polish site/customs-and-religion/saints-and-patrons/9-all-saints-day-in-poland.html

All Saints Day in Poland
cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Nov 2008 /  #19
Thank you Sausage.

You are helpful as usual. Honestly I thank you.

:)
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
1 Nov 2008 /  #20
I made the mistake of taking some comedy Halloween cakes to my Polish colleagues. They responded by telling me about 1 November and what they do on it. Talk about foot in mouth :(
sausage 19 | 777  
1 Nov 2008 /  #21
You are helpful as usual

I like to help fellow sufferers!

I made the mistake of taking some comedy Halloween cakes to my Polish colleagues

Oh dear, people should have warned you about that in your thread about avoiding faux pas.
cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Nov 2008 /  #22
I made the mistake of taking some comedy Halloween cakes to my Polish colleagues. They responded by telling me about 1 November and what they do on it. Talk about foot in mouth :(

Bless you. You weren't to know that now were you!

I've been trying to call a business in Poland today and been getting annoyed because nobody answers the phone! Now I know why that is.
gtd 3 | 639  
1 Nov 2008 /  #23
Why is this offensive? Halloween is on the day before. People get too easily offended over stupid things.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Nov 2008 /  #24
Poland has more holidays than George Bush took days off, it's ridiculous.
niepojeta - | 16  
1 Nov 2008 /  #25
I made the mistake of taking some comedy Halloween cakes to my Polish colleagues. They responded by telling me about 1 November and what they do on it.

hi all, nebie here :)

let me chip in a word or two... i wouldn't mind to be given some cake today and Im pretty sure my grandpa (to whom I should be paying recpect today in Poland BTW) wouldn't mind thet either.

well, maybe not a giant dong shaped one, however not sure. my grandpa had a great sense of humor so very possible he would burst into a laugh :]

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