All Saints’ Day is getting closer. It’s a public holiday. Therefore, on Wednesday, November 1, we will not shop in larger stores. At the same time, some stores will be open longer than usual on Tuesday, October 31.
On Tuesday, October 31, as a rule, stores will be open during standard hours. However, Biedronka announced that it is extending store opening hours before All Saints’ Day. As we read in the announcement, on October 31, opening hours will change in 2,649 branches. “Shopping will be possible until 11 p.m. or later,” we read.
According to the information we have received, other large retail chains have not decided to take a similar step.
Here are the store closing times:
- Biedronka – 2,649 stores will be open at least until 11 p.m.,
- Lidl – 22.00 or 23.00 (depending on location),
- Carrefour – most hypermarkets open until 10 p.m.,
- Auchan – 9.00 p.m. or 10.00 p.m. (depending on location),
- Aldi – most until 10 p.m.,
- Dino – 22.30 (with exceptions),
- Kaufland -22.00 or 23.00 (depending on location).
The operations of stores on November 1 are regulated by the Act on Restriction of Trade on Sundays and Holidays. This means that the same business rules apply on this day as on Sundays subject to trade restrictions.
Next Wednesday, only establishments where their owners stand behind the counter can be open. Moreover, the Act provides for a catalog of 31 exclusions. The ban does not apply to, among others: in post offices, confectioneries, ice cream parlors, liquid fuel stations, flower shops, newsagents or cafes.
In the case of Żabka Polska and Carrefour Express franchise stores, the opening hours are decided directly by their owners.
Thursday, November 2 is All Souls’ Day, which is not a day off from work. This means that stores will be open during standard hours on that day.
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