The year 2023 will be somewhat unusual in terms of the number of trading Sundays. According to the calendar, there will be 7 of them, but basically 6.5. This is the first such situation since the introduction of the law prohibiting trading on Sunday. When will it be possible to shop on Sunday in 2023?
When are trading Sundays in 2023?
Pursuant to the Act on Restriction of Trade on Sundays and holidays and on some other days, shops may be open:
- two consecutive Sundays preceding the first day of Christmas,
- the Sunday immediately preceding the first day of Easter,
- last Sunday in January, April, June and August.
This means that this year we will only do shopping on Sunday:
- January 29, 2023,
- April 2, 2023,
- April 30, 2023,
- June 25, 2023,
- August 27, 2023,
- December 17, 2023,
- December 24, 2023
Fewer trading Sundays in 2023
There are theoretically two trading Sundays in December. However, in 2023 it will be rather 1.5 Sundays on which you will be able to do shopping. All because of the limitation of work on Christmas Eve until 2:00 p.m. This is the first such situation since the introduction of the Sunday trading ban.
Where can you shop on trade-free Sundays?
The prohibition does not apply to, among others:-
- liquid petrol stations,
- pharmacies and pharmacy outlets,
- veterinary facilities,
- souvenir and devotional items, post offices, places where belts are sold, public transport tickets, tobacco products and coupons for games of chance and betting,
- critical infrastructure facilities,
- commercial establishments in establishments operating in the field of culture, sports, education, tourism and leisure,
- commercial establishments organized exclusively for the needs of festivals,
- fairs and other occasional, thematic or sports events
- -recreational, also when they are located in market halls,
- retail outlets at railway stations within the meaning of the Act of 16 December 2010 on public collective transport to the extent related to the direct service of travellers,
- bakeries, pastry shops and ice cream shops,
- duty-free zones,
- online stores,
- catering establishments – restaurants, diners, etc.
- as well as commercial establishments where trade is conducted by an entrepreneur who is a natural person only in person, on his own behalf and for his own account.
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