Public holidays in Serbia

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The public holidays in Serbia are defined by the Law of national and other holidays in the Republic of Serbia.

Public Holidays[edit]

National / Bank Holidays
Date Name Local Name 2013 Date 2014 Date Remarks
January 11 New Year's Day Нова Година / Nova Godina January 1
January 21 January 2
January 7 Julian Orthodox Christmas Божић / Božić January 7 Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian Calendar
February 151 Serbia National Day Дан државности Србије / Dan državnosti Srbije February 15 Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first Serbian Constitution in 1835
February 161 February 16
varies Orthodox Good Friday Велики петак / Veliki petak May 3 April 18 Serbian Orthodox Church calculates Easter using Orthodox Computus
varies Orthodox Easter Васкрс / Vaskrs May 5 April 20
varies Orthodox Easter Monday Васкрсни понедељак / Vaskrsni ponedeljak May 6 April 21
May 11 May Day / International Workers' Day Празник рада / Praznik rada May 1
May 21 May 2
November 111 Armistice Day Дан примирја / Dan primirja November 11

1 If one of the non-religious holidays falls on a Sunday, then the next working day is a non-working day.

Additional Religious Holidays[edit]

Additionally, the employees of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religion are allowed not to work on some of their religious holidays.

Additional religious holidays
Western Christians & Revised Julian Calendar Orthodox Christians
Date Name Local Name 2012 Date 2013 Date Remarks
December 25 Christmas Day Божић / Božić December 25
Western Christians
Date Name Local Name 2012 Date 2013 Date Remarks
varies Good Friday Велики петак / Veliki petak April 6 March 29
varies Easter Ускрс / Uskrs April 8 March 31
varies Easter Monday Ускрсни понедељак / Uskrsni ponedeljak April 9 April 1
Serbian Orthodox Christians
Date Name Local Name 2012 Date 2013 Date Remarks
varies Slava Крсна слава / Krsna slava varies Patron saint of the family - varies among families
Muslims
Date Name Local Name 2012 Date 2013 Date Remarks
1 Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr Рамазански Бајрам / Ramazanski Bajram August 18 End of Ramadan
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha Курбански Бајрам / Kurbanski Bajram October 26 October 15
Jews
Date Name Local Name 2012 Date 2013 Date Remarks
10 Tishrei Yom Kippur Јом Кипур / Jom Kipur September 26 September 14

Working Holidays[edit]

Some holidays are defined by the Law as working holidays, hence they are not bank holidays, but they are observed by the state and people.

Working Holidays
Date Name Local Name 2012 Date 2013 Date Remarks
January 27 Saint Sava Day Свети Сава / Sveti Sava January 27 according to Julian Calendar. Patron saint of the Serbian schools. In the Gregorian Calendar it's observed on January 14
April 22 Holocaust Remembrance Day Дан сећања на жртве холокауста / Dan sećanja na žrtve holokausta April 22 Holocaust, genocide and World War II victims remembrance day
May 9 Europe Day / Victory Day* Дан Европе / Dan Evrope or Дан победе / Dan pobede May 9 Originally celebrated as Eastern/Russian version of the Victory in Europe Day commemorating the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. Today, more and more people celebrate it as Europe Day, commemorating the Schuman Declaration in 1950
June 28 Saint Vitus Day Видовдан / Vidovdan June 28 According to Julian Calendar. Remembrance on the Battle of Kosovo. In the Gregorian Calendar it's observed on June 15
October 21 National World War II Victims Remembrance Day Дан сећања на српске жртве у Другом светском рату / Dan sećanja na srpske žrtve u Drugom svetskom ratu October 21 World War II Serbian victims remembrance day

* By Law, defined only as Victory day.

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