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
October 28 Greek National Day - Ochi Day Dita e Greqise Not official bank holiday, Greek ethnic minority holiday; celebrated by Albanian Greeks and commemorated by Albania's Parliament
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 24 Christmas Eve Krishlindjet Christmas Eve, optional bank holiday
December 25 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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