On Holy Saturday, which falls this year on April 20, large supermarkets will operate until 13.30. This is the effect of the law on the restriction of trade on Sundays, holidays and some other days in force since last year. During Easter, we will shop at selected small stores or at gas stations.
According to the act, stores open less on Christmas Eve (24 December) and on Holy Saturday, before Easter. Nowadays in stores all trade-related activities can only be carried out up to 2:00 p.m.. This means that stores have to close even earlier so that employees can, at the end of the shift, still take care of ordering the sales hall or liquidating the cash register product.
Shops on Holy Saturday. Lidl at 12.30, Biedronka at 13.00
On April 20, at least, the Lidl network will be closed at 12:30 p.m. At 1:00 p.m. you can shop in the shops of most networks.such as Biedronka, Netto, Aldi, Polomarket, Kaufland, Carrefour, Tesco, Auchan and Stokrotka. Some stores will open earlier – for example, Netto will be operating from 6:00 in the morning. The longest, until 13:30, will open Dino supermarkets or a few shops of Piotr and Paweł (some will close earlier). On this day, shopping center hours will also be shortened.
To operate unrestricted throughout Saturday, small stores will be available, where owners will be behind the counter, including franchised stores such as Żabka, Carrefour Express or abc. In this case, you need to check the hours of operation in a particular store. Some may close earlier than usual.
Where to buy at Easter?
Small shops, if the owner is behind the counter, may also be open on Easter Sunday or on Easter Monday. Probably, however, much of it will be closed, even if they work on other Sundays.
On both holiday days, we can easily shop at gas stationswhich, following the introduction of the ban on Sunday trade, has significantly expanded food supply.
The limitation of the hours of negotiation is also absent, among others in shops located in railway stations and airports, in bakeries, confectionery, ice cream shops, florists, souvenir shops, in press shops, public transportation tickets, tobacco products or at the post office . However, in each case, lthe number of open points may be lower at Christmas than on a regular Sunday.