Public holidays in Croatia
|Public Holidays (non-working)|
|Date||English name||Croatian name||moveable
|January 1||New Year's Day||Nova Godina|
|January 6||Epiphany||Sveta tri kralja|
|moveable||Easter Sunday||Uskrs||April 12||April 4|
|moveable||Easter Monday||Uskrsni ponedjeljak||April 13||April 5|
|May 1||Labour Day||Praznik rada|
|May 30*||Statehood Day||Dan državnosti|
|moveable||Corpus Christi||Tijelovo||June 11||June 3|
|June 22||Anti-Fascist Struggle Day||Dan antifašističke borbe|
|August 5||Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day||Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti|
|August 15||Assumption of Mary||Velika Gospa|
|November 1||All Saints' Day||Dan svih svetih|
|November 18*||Remembrance Day||Dan sjećanja na žrtve Domovinskog rata|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Božić|
|December 26||Saint Stephen's Day||Sveti Stjepan|
* - In 2020 there was a change in holidays: June 25 (Statehood Day) and October 8 (Independence Day) were demoted from public holidays to memorial days, and May 30 (National Day) and November 18 (Remembrance Day) were promoted from memorial days to public holidays.
Note: Citizens of the Republic of Croatia who celebrate different religious holidays have the right not to work on those dates. Christians who celebrate Christmas, Easter and Easter Monday 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.
|Memorial Days (working)|
|Date||English name||Croatian Name||remark|
|January 9||Day of Unification of Medimurje with its Parent Body Croatia||Dan sjedinjenja Medimurja s maticom zemljom Hrvatskom|
|January 15||Day of international recognition of the Republic of Croatia and
Day of peacuful reintegration of the Croatian Danube Region
|Dan međunarodnoga priznanja Republike Hrvatske i
Dan mirne reintegracije hrvatskog Podunavlja
|March 15||Day of founding of the People's Protection||Dan osnivanja Narodne zaštite|
|April 30||Day of the Death of Zrinski and Frankopan||Dan pogibije Zrinskog i Frankopana|
|May 9||Europe Day and||Dan Europe i Dan pobjede nad fašizmom|
|moveable||Day of Remembrance of Croatian Victims in the Fight for Freedom and Independence||Dan spomena na hrvatske žrtve u borbi za slobodu i nezavisnost||Saturday/Sunday nearest to May 15|
|June 25||Independence Day||Dan neovisnosti||was a Holiday until 2020|
|August 23||European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism||Europski dan sjećanja na žrtve totalitarnih i autoritarnih režima
– nacizma, fašizma i komunizma
|August 30||Day of Remembrance of Missing Persons in the War of Independence||Dan sjećanja na nestale osobe u Domovinskom ratu|
|September 25||Day of the Deciscion about the Unification of Istria, Rijeka,
Zadar and the Islands with the Parent Body Croatia
|Dan donošenja Odluke o sjedinjenju Istre, Rijeke,
Zadra i otoka s maticom zemljom Hrvatskom
|October 8||Day of the Croatian Parliament||Dan Hrvatskoga sabora.||was a Holiday until 2020|
- Popular carnival celebrations are held in most cities and towns in the country on Shrove Tuesday (Pokladni utorak), when customarily businesses in public sector and hospitality industry cease work for the day earlier than usual, but the day is not officially designated a public holiday.
- Some cities also celebrate de facto public holidays on their patron saints' feast days. For example, in Split, the day of Saint Domnius (Sveti Duje) is celebrated on May 7, while Dubrovnik marks the day of Saint Blaise (Sveti Vlaho) on February 3; business usually cease work earlier than usual on these days.
- Even though Christmas Eve (December 24), New Year's Eve (December 31), and Good Friday are not public holidays, businesses customarily close earlier (as early as 12pm).
- "Zakon o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima u Republici Hrvatskoj" (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.