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August bank holiday in Poland?


amitgohil4444 4 | 4
17 Aug 2012 #1
Hello Friends
My question is.
Please give me info of this week bank holiday date
I mean I want date of bank holiday this week
Thanks Amit
g60edition 6 | 175
17 Aug 2012 #2
The August Bank holiday in the UK is Monday the 27th
scottie1113 7 | 898
17 Aug 2012 #3
In Poland it isn't a bank holiday. It's a religious holiday and it was on Wednesday.
OP amitgohil4444 4 | 4
17 Aug 2012 #4
Holiday because of religious festival on Wednesday.
So there was only 1 holiday in this week
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Aug 2012 #5
August 15th was a Polish national holiday to commerorate Polish Armed Forces Day and the Christian religion's Feast of Assumption

thenews/1/9/Artykul/109267,Poland-marks-Armed-Forces-Day-and-Assumption

Armed Forces Day, previously known as Soldiers' Day, was marked in pre-war Poland on 15 August, in remembrance of the repulse of the Red Army from Warsaw in the so-called 'Miracle on the Vistula' of 1920.

When a communist regime was installed in Poland following the Second World War, the new authorities switched the celebrations (under a new name) to 12 October, owing to the impossibility of honouring a defeat of a Soviet army.

It was not until 1992, following the collapse of communism, that the original date of 15 August was reinstated.

Meanwhile, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which has been celebrated by Catholics for centuries, has a distinctive dimension in Poland, with the culmination of a time-honoured pilgrimage.

All the big shops were closed but the city centre had lots of tourists and crowds, so the cafes and bars there were probably open.


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