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Public holidays in Croatia

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Public holidays in Croatia

Public holidays in Croatia are regulated by the Holidays, Memorial Days and Non-Working Days Act (Croatian: Zakon o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima).

Date English name Local name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Nova Godina
January 6 Epiphany Bogojavljenje, Sveta tri kralja
Easter and the day after Easter and Easter Monday Uskrs i uskrsni ponedjeljak variable date
May 1 International Workers' Day Međunarodni praznik rada
60 days post Easter Corpus Christi Tijelovo variable date
June 22 Anti-Fascist Struggle Day Dan antifašističke borbe
June 25 Statehood Day Dan državnosti
August 5 Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti i Dan hrvatskih branitelja
August 15 Assumption of Mary Velika Gospa
October 8 Independence Day Dan neovisnosti
November 1 All Saints' Day Dan svih svetih
December 25 Christmas Božić
December 26 St. Stephen's Day Prvi dan po Božiću, Sveti Stjepan, Štefanje

Note: Citizens of the Republic of Croatia who celebrate different religious holidays have the right not to work on those dates. This includes Christians who celebrate Christmas on January 7 per the Julian calendar, Muslims on the days of Ramadan Bayram and Kurban Bayram, and Jews on the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Unofficial holidays

  • Carnival celebrations are held in most cities and towns on Shrove Tuesday (Pokladni utorak).
  • Some cities also celebrate de facto public holidays on their patron saints' feast days. For example, Split celebrates Saint Domnius (Sveti Duje) on May 7, while Dubrovnik marks the day of Saint Blaise (Sveti Vlaho) on February 3.

References

  • Zakon o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima u Republici Hrvatskoj, from Narodne novine 136/2002 (Croatian)
  • Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima u Republici Hrvatskoj, from Narodne novine 55/2008 (Croatian)


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