Plan your year in Podlaskie

January 2019

7 - 9 January
Orthodox Christmas

Celebrate Christmas twice! Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on 6 January. In the following days in many villages you may come across carollers carrying a traditional star.

13 January
Orthodox New Year

Celebrate the New Year according to the Julian calendar. The night between 13 and 14 January sees many restaurants and night clubs organise another New Year Eve’s party.

all January
Cross-country skiing

Hit cross-country trails and ski through snow-covered winter landscape. Podlaskie boasts several picturesque XC skiing trails as well as a number of equipment rentals.

all January
Winter kayaking trips

Discover winter kayaking and paddle along to explore region from a different perspective.

all January
European bisons

Look for free roaming European bisons. It is easy to spot them in winter, e.g. near the town of Krynki.

all January
Sleigh rides

Get in a horse-drawn sleigh and enjoy a wintry ride that sparks childlike excitement!  Sleigh rides are organised by many tourist farms across the region.


January in Podlaskie

Time for winter experience! Start the year in Podlaskie with sleigh rides or… winter kayaking trips. Do not miss the unique opportunity to celebrate Christmas twice in a matter of just 2 weeks – the Catholic and Orthodox use different religious calendars.

January in Podlaskie
In the village of Kruszyniany there is
the oldest mosque in Poland.
The area features a thriving community of Polish Tatars.
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