Day Without Alcohol in Poland Date in the current year: June 1, 2018

Day Without Alcohol in Poland Day Without Alcohol (Dzień bez Alkoholu) is an official observance in Poland celebrated on June 1. Like most other holidays and observances declared by statute or a resolution of Sejm, it is a working day unless falling on a weekend or coinciding with a public holiday, such as Pentecost or Corpus Christi.

The main goal of Day Without Alcohol in Poland is to raise public awareness of the problem of alcoholism and its consequences for people who abuse alcohol and their family members. A holiday aimed to promote abstinence from alcohol was established by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland on May 24, 2006 and was first celebrated on June 1 of the same year.

The date was chosen on purpose. On the first day of summer, many countries celebrate International Day for Protection of Children, and it is children who suffer most from the social effects of alcohol abuse. Alcoholism can lead to child neglect and domestic violence. Children of alcoholic parents can develop a number of emotional problems due to being afraid of their parents' unpredictable behavior, as well as due to their inability to liberate their parents from alcoholism.

Along with Day Without Alcohol, Poland also celebrates National Sobriety Day on the Monday before Easter and the Week of Prayers for the Sobriety of the Nation, which begins on the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent in Western churches).

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Poland

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