Slovakia 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.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunDay of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic (Deň vzniku Slovenskej republiky) - Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
6 JanFriEpiphany / Three King's Day (Zjavenie Pána) - Commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men
14 AprFriGood Friday (Veľkonočný piatok) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Veľkonočný pondelok) - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Monday after Easter Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day (Sviatok práce) - Celebrate the achievements of workers
8 MayMonDay of victory over fascism (Deň víťazstva nad fašizmom) - Celebrated since 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces, initially celebrated one day later
5 JulWedSt. Cyril and Methodius Day (Sviatok svätého Cyrila a Metoda) - Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia
29 AugTueNational Day / Slovak National Uprising Anniversary (Výročie Slovenského národného povstania) - The Slovaks rose against Nazi Germany in 1944
1 SeptFriSlovak Constitution Day (Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky) - The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992
15 SeptFriDay of Our Lady of Sorrows (Sviatok Panny Márie Sedembolestnej, patrónky Slovenska) - The Patron saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Sviatok všetkých svätých) - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
17 NovFriStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Deň boja za slobodu a demokraciu) - Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939 and especially the demonstration in 1989 in Prague considered to mark the beginning of the Velvet Revolution
24 DecSunChristmas Eve (Štedrý deň) - Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Prvý sviatok vianočný) - First Christmas Holiday. Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day (Druhý sviatok vianočný) - Second Christmas Holiday. 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 JanWedDay of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic
6 JanMonEpiphany
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
8 MayThursDay of victory over fascism
5 JulSatSt. Cyril and Methodius Day
29 AugFriSlovak National Uprising Anniversary
1 SeptMonDay of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic
15 SeptMonDay of Our Lady of Sorrows
1 NovSatAll Saints Day
17 NovMonStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursDay of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic
6 JanTueEpiphany
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
8 MayFriDay of victory over fascism
5 JulSunSt. Cyril and Methodius Day
29 AugSatSlovak National Uprising Anniversary
1 SeptTueDay of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic
15 SeptTueDay of Our Lady of Sorrows
1 NovSunAll Saints Day
17 NovTueStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriDay of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic
6 JanWedEpiphany
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
1 MaySunLabour Day
8 MaySunDay of victory over fascism
5 JulTueSt. Cyril and Methodius Day
29 AugMonSlovak National Uprising Anniversary
1 SeptThursDay of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic
15 SeptThursDay of Our Lady of Sorrows
1 NovTueAll Saints Day
17 NovThursStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonDay of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
6 JanSatThree King's Day (Epiphany)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Dyngus Day)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
8 MayTueDay of victory over fascism (The end of World War II in Europe, inistally celebrated one day later)
5 JulThursSt. Cyril and Methodius Day (Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia)
29 AugWedSlovak National Uprising Anniversary (National Day. The Slovaks rose against Nazi Germany in 1944)
1 SeptSatSlovak Constitution Day (The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992)
15 SeptSatDay of Our Lady of Sorrows (The Patron saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day (Cemeteries are visited on or around this day)
17 NovSatStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939 and especially the demonstration in 1989 in Prague considered to mark the beginning of the Velvet Revolution
24 DecMonChristmas Eve (Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (First Christmas Holiday)
26 DecWedSt. Stephens Day (Second Christmas Holiday)

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