Poland to reclaim ‘day of rest’ by phasing out Sunday shopping

Poland to reclaim ‘day of rest’ by phasing out Sunday shopping, by Dorothy McLean.

Poland lawmakers voted last week to reclaim Sunday as a day of rest by phasing out Sunday shopping by 2020. …

The cessation of Sunday trade will not affect all businesses and will be carried out gradually. …

Some shops, such as those staffed by their owners, will not be forced to close, and small stores in gas stations and railway stations will also be permitted to open on Sundays. …

In 2012, Pope Benedict said that in defending Sunday as a day of rest, one “defends human freedom.” He noted how time for the family is “threatened by a sort of ‘dictatorship’ of work commitments.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil