Are stores open on January 1, 2024?  Are we going shopping on New Year's Day?




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January 1, 2024 – Are stores open?



New Year's Day is a public holiday. Is there also a trading ban on that day? Are stores open on January 1, 2024? Are we going shopping on January 1st? What stores will be open on New Year's Day?

Contents

  1. Will stores be open on January 1, 2024?
  2. What stores will be open on January 1?
  3. Law prohibiting trading on Sundays and holidays

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Will stores be open on January 1, 2024?

New Year's Day falls on Monday. despite this Stores and malls will be closed on January 1, 2024. Why? New Year's Day is a public holiday and a business ban. However, you will still be able to make purchases on January 1, 2024, albeit to a limited extent.

What stores will be open on January 1?

The trade ban does not cover certain types of activities, so they may open on January 1, 2024, including:

  • gas stations,
  • Commercial establishments in which trade is practiced by a businessman who is a natural person on his own account,
  • Networks like Żabka,
  • Shops at stations and airports,
  • flower shops,
  • Gastronomy.

Law prohibiting trading on Sundays and holidays

The ban on trading on Sundays and holidays has been in effect in Poland since 2018. The law prohibits people working under an employment contract in all commercial enterprises from working on Sundays and public holidays. The prohibition on carrying out commercial activities does not apply to enterprises in which trade is carried out by a businessman who is a natural person only in his own person, in his own name and at his own expense. There are also establishments excluded from the ban, including: gas stations, cinemas, restaurants and sweets.

In the event of a trade ban being broken, the legislator has the right to fine the company, and in the event of repeated violations even with restricted freedom.

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