Polish government adopts ban on trade this year on Christmas Eve
The government adopted a draft amendment to the Act on restricting trade on Sundays and holidays and on some other days, introducing a ban on trade this year on Christmas Eve, which falls on Sunday. At the same time, this year the new trading Sunday is to be on December 10, and trade is to take place until 2 p.m., the Government Information Centre (CIR) said.
The government is proposing that Christmas Eve, which falls on Sunday, December 24 this year, should be a trade ban day. This solution is justified by a special time, which is Christmas and family meetings of Poles. At the same time, the so-called trade Sunday will be established on December 10, according to an announcement.
It was clarified that Sunday 24 December 2023 would be a day covered by the trade ban, to perform activities related to trade, to entrust an employee or to the employed person to perform work in trade and to perform trade-related activities.
This solution is due to the fact that in 2023 one of the two trade Sundays that precedes the first day of Christmas falls on December 24, i.e. on Christmas Eve.
At the same time, in order to meet the expectations of consumers and trade, the so-called trade Sunday on 10 December 2023 will be established, which will allow the implementation of purchase plans, it is also stated.
However, the proposed regulation assumes a restriction of trade on this day to a time. 14.00 - i.e. as it would take place on 24 December 2023, in accordance with the applicable regulations.
Source: CIR and ISBnews