In Poland, the first weekend of May is traditionally known as the “long weekend”, as it falls around two working free days: May 1 – May Day (St. Joseph of the Worker’s) and May 3, a Polish national holiday commemorating the signing of the Constitution of May 3 in 1791.
And what’s all about?
1st of May used to be an Official Labour Day and – during communism – it was one of the most important national day during the year. Nowadays we call it like “State Holiday” and it is stil a Bank Holiday in Poland.
On May 3, 1791, the Constitution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was adopted. It was the first constitution of modern Europe and second in the world, following the American one. It was a significant achievement of the Polish Enlightenment thinkers.
What Poles do during the Long Weekend?
The correct answer is everything except of working Lots od people leave the city and spend this time on holidays. In the city you can see also many picnics, concerts and other events — it’s all about celebrating and having fun
What to do in Krakow during long weekend?
First of all, check if all the museums you’d like to visit remains open:
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF KRAKÓW
1 May 2014: all branches open (Schindlers Factory and Rynek Undrrground to 6pm)
3 May 2014: all branches closed
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KRAKOW
1 May 2014: all branches closed
3 May 2014: all branches open 10am-2pm
1 i 3 May 2014: all branches open 10am-5pm (Sandomierska Tower and dragon’s Dan on 1-4 May open 10am-7pm).
MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY
1 May 2014: 9am-3pm
3 May 2014: closed
HOME ARMY MUSEUM
1 May 2014: closed
3 May 2014: 11am-6pm
1 and 3 MAY 2014: 11am-7pm
MUSEUM OF MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING
1 May 2014: 10am-4pm
3 May 2014: closed
GARDEN OF EXPERIENCES
1 and 3 May 2014: 10am-7pm
MUSEUM OF JAPANESE ART AND TECHNOLOGY MANGGHA
1 and 3 May 2014: closed
MUSEUM OF THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
1 and 3 May 2014: 10am-1pm (interactive exhibition closed)
GALICIA JEWISH MUSEUM
1 and 3 May 2014: 10am-6pm
If you feel like learing Polish we also have a great opportunity for you: singing lesson which starts on Small Market Square on 3rd of May at 5 pm! Come to Kraków’s biggest patriotic singalong on the Constitution Day!