Croatia 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.
  • Croatia or officially the Republic of Croatia, is a sovereign state between Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean
  • Croatia’s majority public holidays are based on Catholic observances and Croatian cultural traditions.
  • For those worker join trade unions, entitlement to paid holidays is generally stated clearly in these agreements
  • Public holidays in Croatia are regulated by the Holidays, Memorial Days and Non-Working Days Act
  • Citizens of the Republic of Croatia who celebrate different religious holidays have the right not to work on those dates
  • If employee require to work on a national holiday, he may compensated by giving additional annual leave

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Nova Godina) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriEpiphany (Bogojavljenje, Sveta tri kralja) - Is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Uskrs i uskrsni ponedjeljak) - Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion
1 MayMonInternational Worker's Day (Međunarodni praznik rada) - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
15 JunThursCorpus Christi (Tijelovo) - Celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist
22 JunThursAnti-Fascist Struggle Day (Dan antifašističke borbe) - Marks the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against German and Italian occupying forces in June 22, 1941
25 JunSunStatehood Day (Dan državnosti) - Celebrate the country's 1991 declaration of independence from Yugoslavia
5 AugSatVictory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders (Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti i Dan hrvatskih branitelja) - On 5 August, 1995 the Croatian Army took the city of Knin during Operation Storm, which brought an end to the Republic of Serbian Krajina, a self-proclaimed Serb entity in Croatia
15 AugTueAssumption of Mary (Velika Gospa) - Celebrates the Christian belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death
8 OctSunIndependence Day (Dan neovisnosti) - Celebrates the unanimous decision of the Croatian Parliament - Sabor to terminate the link between Croatia and SFR Yugoslavia
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Dan svih svetih) - Commemoration day for all saints
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Božić) - Commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ
26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day (Prvi dan po Božiću, Sveti Stjepan, Štefanje, Stipanje) - Commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr, celebrated on 26 December in the Latin Church and 27 December in Eastern Christianity

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
6 JanMonEpiphany
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursInternational Worker's Day
19 JunThursCorpus Christi
22 JunSunAnti-Fascist Struggle Day
25 JunWedStatehood Day
5 AugTueVictory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
15 AugFriAssumption of Mary
8 OctWedIndependence Day
1 NovSatAll Saints Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
6 JanTueEpiphany
6 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayFriInternational Worker's Day
4 JunThursCorpus Christi
22 JunMonAnti-Fascist Struggle Day
25 JunThursStatehood Day
5 AugWedVictory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
15 AugSatAssumption of Mary
8 OctThursIndependence Day
1 NovSunAll Saints Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedEpiphany
28 MarMonEaster Monday
1 MaySunInternational Worker's Day
26 MayThursCorpus Christi
22 JunWedAnti-Fascist Struggle Day
25 JunSatStatehood Day
5 AugFriVictory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
15 AugMonAssumption of Mary
8 OctSatIndependence Day
1 NovTueAll Saints Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatEpiphany
2 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayTueInternational Worker's Day
31 MayThursCorpus Christi
22 JunFriAnti-Fascist Struggle Day
25 JunMonStatehood Day
5 AugSunVictory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
15 AugWedAssumption of Mary
8 OctMonIndependence Day
1 NovThursAll Saints Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedSt. Stephens Day

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