Albania 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.
  • Albania or officially the Republic of Albania is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It has a population of 3.03 million as of 2016.
  • Tirana is the nation’s capital and largest city, followed by Durrës and Vlorë.
  • Holidays that falls on Saturday or Sunday will be observed on the following Monday
  • According to No 7961 from CODE OF LABOR, daily break is at least 11 hours a day between work days

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Viti i Ri) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar
2 JanMonDay after New Year's Day - Holiday as 1st Jan falls on a Sunday
14 MarTueSummer Day (Dita e Verës) - Ratified by Albanian Parliament (2004) as an official and national holiday
21 MarTueNowruz (Dita e Sulltan Nevruzit) - Celebrates the first day of the spring and the first day of a new year. Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year. Celebrated worldwide by the Iranians as the beginning of the New Year. Bektashi Order day
16 AprSunEaster Catholic Sunday (Pashkët Katolike) - Or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Date varies
16 AprSunEaster Sunday (Orthodox) - Or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Date varies
1 MayMonLabour Day (Dita Ndërkombëtare e Punonjësve) - International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago. Is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
25 JunSunEid Al Fitr (Bajrami i Madh) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. Date varies on Lunar cycle
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha (Bajrami i Vogël) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
19 OctThursMother Teresa Day (Dita e Nënë Terezës) - Marks the date when Mother Theresa was beatified in 2003. Ratified by Albanian Parliament as an official and national holiday
28 NovTueIndependence Day (Dita e Pavarësisë) - Albanian Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire. The independence was proclaimed in Vlorë on 28 November 1912
29 NovWedLiberation Day (Dita e Çlirimit) - Commemorated as this date in 1944, Albania was liberated from Nazi Germany forces after the Albanian resistance during World War II
8 DecFriNational Youth Day (Dita Kombëtare e Rinisë) - Commemorate student demonstrations that occurred in December 1990. Ratified by Albanian Parliament (2010) as an official and national holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Krishtlindjet) - Christians celebrates the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriDay after New Year's Day
14 MarSatSummer Day
21 MarSatNevruz (Spring Festival. Persian New Year)
5 AprSunEaster (Catholic)
12 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
24 SeptThursEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
19 OctMonMother Teresa Day
28 NovSatIndependence Day
29 NovSunLiberation Day
30 NovMonIndependence Day Holiday (Monday is a holiday as Independence Day fell on a Saturday)
8 DecTueNational Youth Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatDay after New Year's Day
4 JanMonDay after New Year's Day
14 MarMonSummer Day
22 MarTueNevruz (Spring Festival. Persian New Year)
27 MarSunEaster Sunday (Catholic)
1 MaySunEaster Sunday (Orthodox)
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
2 MayMonLabour Day (Observed. 1st May or following Monday if it falls on a weekend)
5 JulTueEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
12 SeptMonEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
19 OctWedMother Teresa Day
28 NovMonIndependence Day
29 NovTueLiberation Day
8 DecThursNational Youth Day
26 DecMonChristmas Day (Observed)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueDay after New Year's Day
14 MarWedSummer Day
21 MarWedNevruz (Spring Festival. Persian New Year)
1 AprSunEaster Sunday (Catholic)
8 AprSunEaster Sunday (Orthodox)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
22 AugWedEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
19 OctFriMother Teresa Day
28 NovWedIndependence Day
29 NovThursLiberation Day
8 DecSatNational Youth Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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