Macedonia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Macedonia government usually issue a proclamation to observe different day for Public Holiday that falls on weekend
  • Macedonia has designated religious and ethnic community holidays that are only for specific faiths or ethnic community

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Нова Година) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
2 JanMonNew Year's Day
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day (Прв ден Божик) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Прв ден Велигден) - Orthodox Easter and other Easter dates do not match
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Втор ден Велигден) - Second day of Easter. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
1 MayMonLabour Day (Ден на трудот) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
24 MayWedSt. Cyril and St. Methodius (Св. Кирил и Методиј) - Saints Cyril and Methodius were two brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they received the title "Apostles to the Slavs"
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (Рамазан Бајрам) - Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan. Festival of Fastbreaking
2 AugWedRepublic Day (Ден на Републиката) - Day when the Republic was established in 1944, also Ilinden uprising in 1903
8 SeptFriIndependence Day (Ден на независноста) - The Republic of Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia, where it was a federal state, and became a sovereign parliamentary democracy
23 OctMonDay of the Macedonian Revolution (Ден на востанието) - Beginning of Anti-fascist war during WWII in 1941
8 DecFriSaint Clement of Ohrid Day (Св. Климент Охридски) - He was a medieval Bulgarian saint, scholar, writer and enlightener of the Slavs

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
7 JanWedOrthodox Christmas Day
12 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
13 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
24 MaySunSt. Cyril and St. Methodius
25 MayMonSt. Cyril and St. Methodius (Observed)
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2 AugSunRepublic Day (lliden Day)
3 AugMonRepublic Day (Observed)
8 SeptTueIndependence Day
11 OctSunRevolution Day (Uprising Against Facism Day)
12 OctMonRevolution Day (Observed)
23 OctFriDay of the Macedonian Revolution
8 DecTueSt. Clement of Ohrid

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
7 JanThursOrthodox Christmas Day
1 MaySunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
2 MayMonLabour Day Holiday
24 MayTueSt. Cyril and St. Methodius
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2 AugTueRepublic Day (lliden Day)
8 SeptThursIndependence Day
11 OctTueRevolution Day (Uprising Against Facism Day)
23 OctSunDay of the Macedonian Revolution
24 OctMonDay of the Macedonian Revolution (Observed)
8 DecThursSt. Clement of Ohrid

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas Day
8 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
9 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
24 MayThursSt. Cyril and St. Methodius
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2 AugThursRepublic Day (lliden Day)
8 SeptSatIndependence Day
11 OctThursRevolution Day (Uprising Against Facism Day)
23 OctTueDay of the Macedonian Revolution
8 DecSatSt. Clement of Ohrid

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