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15 August.  What holiday is coming up on that day?  Should we be unemployed?

15 August. What holiday is coming up on that day? Should we be unemployed?

On August 15, we will celebrate two holidays. One of them is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the other is the feast of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, also referred to as the Day of the Polish Army.

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15 August. Why do we celebrate two holidays?

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a holiday celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a reminder that after life on earth, Mary was taken to heaven with her body and soul. Since it is a compulsory holiday, believers are required to participate in the mass on that day and to avoid unnecessary work.

The second celebration on August 15 is the Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Poland, also known as the Day of the Polish Army. It was established in 1920 to commemorate the Battle of Warsaw. It was fought during the Polish-Bolshevik War, which ended with the victory of the Poles. This battle is also known as the “Miracle of the Vistula River”.

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August 15 No work holiday?

By law, August 15 is a day off from work. Will we get extra free time if the holiday comes on Sunday? Unfortunately not. According to the rules of the Labor Code, “every working holiday that falls during the accounting period and other days except Sunday will reduce working hours by 8 hours” (Art. 130 § 2 of the Labor Code). We have a day off if the holiday comes on any day other than Sunday. If the celebration comes on a Sunday, we will not receive any compensation for the extra day off.

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15 August. Will there be any celebrations for Polish Army Day this year?

Various annual festivals are organized each year to celebrate the events of August 15, 1920. The biggest of them is taking place in Warsaw – we are talking about a military parade. Residents of the capital and துரிசி They may appreciate the parade of military units, equipment or the display of reconstruction teams. However, this year, due to the corona virus infection, the celebrations have been slightly reduced. The ceremonial military parade will not take place.

However, this does not mean that there will be no celebration. Major celebrations will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As every year, the knights will be paid tribute through a guard presentation. In addition, on both August 14 and 15, as part of the celebration of the Polish Armed Forces, tourists from all over Poland will include: equipment and training for soldiers, air shows, concerts of military bands, mobile vaccination points, playgrounds for children and soldiers kitchen.

Photo: 'Before August' [Piłsudski w rozmowie z gen. E. Rydzem Śmigłym i płk T. Kutrzebą], Poland, 1920, reference no.  MWB / D / 3192/16Ratchamin – The turning point of the Warsaw War

– Apart from Warsaw, attractions related to proving military capabilities will be organized at festivals in many places in our country. On August 14th, I warmly invite residents of the suburbs of Warsaw. Within the battlefield in 1920. At 9:00 pm, a crucifixion will be held with the participation of Polish soldiers, on the cross commemorating the death of the heroic priest Ignatius Skorupka. At 7.00pm, the ceremony will be followed by a tattoo at the military cemetery in Bovsky, next to the quarters of soldiers who died in the Battle of Warsaw. In turn, on August 15 in Marsaska Square Joseph Piłsudski The guard’s ceremonial change will take place on August 15 in Picnics in Warsaw: in Beazutsky Square, at the Polish Military Museum and in the National Stadium, said Minister Marius Pascock.

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The full list of events that will take place across Poland on August 15 is available on the website