Public holidays in Albania

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Below is a list of public holidays in the European nation of Albania.

Holidays
Date English name Albanian name Remarks
January 1-January 2 New Year's Day Viti i Ri
March 7 Teacher's Day Dita e Mësuesit not official – working day
March 8 Mother's Day Dita e Nënës not official – working day
March 14 Summer Day Dita e Verës ratified by Albanian Parliament (2004) as an official and national holiday
March 22 Nevruz Day Novruz  
April 1 April Fools Day Dita e Gënjeshtrave not official – working day
April 4 Catholic Easter Pashkët katolike date varies
April 4 Orthodox Easter Pashkët ortodokse date varies, trailing Catholic Easter by 0 to 5 weeks.
May 1 May Day Një Maji Worker's day;
June 1 Children's Day Dita Ndërkombëtare e Fëmijëve not official[1] – working day
October 19 Mother Teresa Day Dita e Nënë Terezës ratified by Albanian Parliament as an official and national holiday
November 28 Independence Day Dita e Pavarësisë  
November 29 Liberation Day Dita e Çlirimit  
December 8 National Youth Day Dita Kombëtare e Rinisë ratified by Albanian Parliament (2010) as an official and national holiday
December 25 Midwinter, Christmas Krishtlindjet  

Before 2010, if the bank holiday was a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday was a non-working day. Since 2010 this rule no longer applies.[2]

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