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
Nova Godina
January 1
January 21 January 2
January 7 Christmas Day Божић
Božić
January 7 Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar
February 151 Statehood Day Дан државности Србије
Dan državnosti Srbije
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
Veliki petak
April 14 April 6 Serbian Orthodox Church calculates Easter using Orthodox Computus
varies Easter Васкрс
Vaskrs
April 16 April 8
varies Easter Monday Васкрсни понедељак
Vaskrsni ponedeljak
April 17 April 9
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.

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
Krsna slava
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
Katolički Božić
December 25
Western Christians
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
varies Good Friday Велики петак
Veliki petak
April 14 March 30
varies Easter Ускрс
Uskrs
April 16 April 1
varies Easter Monday Ускрсни понедељак
Uskrsni ponedeljak
April 17 April 2
Muslims
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
1 Shawwal Eid al-Fitr Рамазански Бајрам
Ramazanski Bajram
June 25 June 15 End of Ramadan
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha Курбански Бајрам
Kurbanski Bajram
September 1 August 21
Jews
Date Name Local name 2017 date 2018 date Remarks
10 Tishrei Yom Kippur Јом Кипур
Jom Kipur
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)
Sveti Sava (Savindan)
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 Victory Day Дан победе
Dan pobede
May 9 Victory day over fascism.
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

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