Christmas Eve trading ban. There is a proposal for Poland 2050

Poland 2050 has submitted a bill to the Sejm regarding the Sunday trading ban. The PiS government previously submitted its proposal on this matter.

The law currently provides for two shopping Sundays before Christmas. This year, trading would be possible on December 17 and 24, i.e. on Christmas Eve.

On Monday, Law and Justice submitted a government project to postpone trading Sunday from December 24 to December 10 (trading would take place until 2 p.m.). “This solution is justified by Poland’s special time of Christmas and family gatherings,” we could read in the announcement on this issue.

Christmas Eve trading ban. Poland 2050 with its own bill

On Thursday, a draft law submitted by MPs from Poland 2050 appeared on the Sejm website. The proposal of Szymon Hołownia’s party corresponds to what the PiS government is proposing, with one exception: the trading Sunday on December 10 would take place without trade restrictions until 2:00 PM.

“Under the current legal status, the Sunday falling on December 24 is one of the commercial Sundays preceding Christmas Day. The bill proposes to clearly state that Christmas Eve, which falls on Sunday, December 24, will be a day for which a trading ban will be imposed,” we read in the justification. “Every Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday will be a day on which a prohibition applies to trading, carrying out activities related to trading, entrusting an employee or employee with work in trading and carrying out activities related to trade” – emphasized in the draft law 2050 submitted by Polska.

No more Sunday trading

According to the regulations currently in force, the trading ban does not apply on the last Sundays of January, April, June and August, the Sunday before Easter and the two subsequent Sundays before Christmas (plus trading up to a maximum of 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve).

The law gradually introducing the Sunday trading ban came into effect on March 1, 2018. From 2020, the trading ban will no longer apply on seven Sundays a year.

Source: Do Rzeczy