Polish Culture

Dates of Significance

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Epiphany (6th of January)
  • Valentine’s Day (14th of February)
  • Lent (Observance over 6 weeks)
  • Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Day & Easter Monday (Varies each year in April)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Constitution Day (3rd of May)
  • Whit Sunday or Pentecost (Varies each year)
  • Corpus Christi – Boze Cialo (Varies each year)
  • Saint John’s Kupala – Noc Świętojańska (June Solstice)
  • Assumption of Mary (15th of August)
  • All Saints’ Day (1st of November)
  • Independence Day (11th of November)
  • St Nicholas Day (6th of December)
  • Christmas Eve (24th of December)
  • Christmas Day – Boze Narodzenie (25th of December)
  • Second Day of Christmas (26th of December)
  • New Year’s Eve – Silvester (31st of December)
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Poland
  • Population
    38,523,261
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    Polish [official] (98.2%)
    Silesian (1.4%)
    Other (1.1%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Religions
    Catholic Christianity (87.2%)
    Orthodox Christianity (1.3%)
    Protestant Christianity (0.4%)
    Other (0.4%)
    Unspecified (10.8%)
    [2012 est.]
  • Ethnicities
    Polish (96.9%)
    Silesian (1.1%)
    German (0.2%)
    Ukrainian (0.1%)
    Other (1.7%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    68
    60
    64
    93
    38
    29
  • Australians with Polish Ancestry
    183,974 [2016 census]
Poles in Australia
  • Population
    45,368
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Poland.
  • Average Age
    57
  • Gender
    Male (43.6%)
    Female (56.4%)
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (74.2%)
    No Religion (9.6%)
    Judaism (4.7%)
    Other (8.0%)
    Not stated (3.5%)
  • Ancestry
    Polish (88.1%)
    German (2.4%)
    Jewish (1.5%)
    Other (5.2%)
    Not stated (2.7%)
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Polish (71.0%)
    English (23.9%)
    German (1.1%)
    Other (3.1%)
    Not stated (0.9%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 56.5% speak English fluently.
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (33.7%)
    New South Wales (29.4%)
    Western Australia (11.4%)
    South Australia (11.4%)
  • Arrival
    Prior to 2001 (85.7%)
    2001-2006 (5.6%)
    2007-2011 (4.7%)
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