Mother's Day in Poland Date in the current year: May 26, 2016

Mother's Day in Poland Mother's Day is annually observed in Poland on May 26. Unlike the others countries, Poland celebrates the holiday on a fixed day.

Mother's Day is observed in many countries. The holiday origins in the USA and it spread to the other countries of the world during World War I and World War II. The first celebration of Mother's Day in Poland took place in Krakow in 1923, but the holiday didn't become very popular. The tradition was soon forgotten.

During World War II Poland was occupied by the Nazi Germany and the Germans enforced celebration of Muttertag (Mother's Day in German). After the end of the war the holiday was still observed, but many women didn't like it, due to bad associations with the Germans. Even today old women don't like this holiday.

Mother's Day is marked with different activities held in kindergartens and at schools. Children make “laurki” (laurka is a paper card decorated with flowers, children write wishes to their mother on it) for their mothers. Schools organize special events to celebrate the holiday.

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