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]

Public Holidays
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
January 11 New Year's Day Нова Година January 1
January 21 January 2
January 7 Christmas Day Божић January 7 Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar
February 151 Statehood Day Дан државности Србије February 15 Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first modern Serbian Constitution in 1835
February 161 February 16
varies Good Friday Велики петак April 14 April 6 Serbian Orthodox Church calculates Easter using Orthodox Computus
varies Easter Васкрс April 16 April 8
varies Easter Monday Васкрсни понедељак April 17 April 9
May 11 May Day / International Workers' Day Празник рада May 1
May 21 May 2
November 111 Armistice Day Дан примирја November 11

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

Religious holidays[edit]

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

Religious holidays
Serbian Orthodox Christians
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
varies Slava Крсна слава varies Patron saint of the family - varies among families
Western Christians & Revised Julian calendar Orthodox Christians
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
December 25 Christmas Day Католички Божић December 25
Western Christians
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
varies Good Friday Велики петак April 14 March 30
varies Easter Ускрс April 16 April 1
varies Easter Monday Ускрсни понедељак April 17 April 2
Muslims
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
1 Shawwal Eid al-Fitr Рамазански Бајрам June 25 June 15 End of Ramadan
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha Курбански Бајрам September 1 August 21
Jews
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
10 Tishrei Yom Kippur Јом Кипур September 30 September 19

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 2015 date 2016 date Remarks
January 27 Saint Sava Day
Свети Сава (Савиндан)
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 April 22 Holocaust, genocide and World War II victims remembrance day
May 9 Victory Day Дан победе
над фашизмом
May 9 Victory day over Fascism.
June 28 Saint Vitus Day Видовдан June 28 According to Julian calendar. Remembrance on the Battle of Kosovo. In the Gregorian calendar it's observed on June 15
October 21 World War II Serbian Victims Remembrance Day Дан сећања на српске жртве у Другом светском рату October 21 National World War II victims remembrance day

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