Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a legal amendment permitting retail trade on Sunday, December 6, the president's office announced on Friday.
Catholics will not be required to attend Sunday mass until after Christmas after Poland’s bishops extended a dispensation introduced because of the Covid pandemic.
Polish shopping centres will see a high number of customers this year despite the toll being exacted by lockdown restrictions on retail, a leading real-estate company has reported.
The Polish health minister told a press conference that Christmas get-togethers may be held at home with family members and a maximum of five people due to COVID-19-related restrictions.
Poles are planning to slash spending on Christmas by as much as 29 percent this year, according to a new international survey, as pandemic restrictions cut into the festive fun.
Restrictions on movement during the Christmas period may be possible if the government introduces a national quarantine, which cannot be ruled out, the government spokesman told PAP on Saturday.
Poles should spend Christmas only in the company of “their loved ones” the health minister has said, warning against a too rapid loosening of pandemic restrictions.
Poland's Stowarzyszenie WIOSNA (SPRING Association) has kicked-off the 20th edition of pre-Christmas nationwide charity initiative called the Noble Box (Szlachetna Paczka) and opened a database listing information about families in need.
President Andrzej Duda and PM Mateusz Morawiecki, on Monday, sent greetings to the faithful of the Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Eastern Churches who, according to the Julian calendar, are celebrating Christmas.
Take a stroll through a town on January 6 and there is a fair chance you’ll run into the Three Wise Men backed by a procession.