Public Holidays

Public holidays in Albania

The fact that the Albanian population is predominantly Muslim can also be seen on the holiday calendar. The day of the breaking of the fast and the sacrificial feast are decisive components. The sacrificial feast is celebrated over three days.

As the second largest population group, Christians are divided into Orthodox and Catholics. Both are also found in the holidays: Christmas is celebrated uniformly according to the Gregorian calendar, i.e., the date of the Western churches, but Easter is celebrated according to both calendars, so the Gregorian and Julian calendars.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
Jan. 2nd2nd New Year's Day
March 8thMother's Day
March 14thSummer's Day
March 22ndNouruz (Persian New Year)
May 1stLabor Day
Oct. 12thAshoura
Oct. 19thBeatification of Mother Teresa
Nov. 28thIndependence and Flag Day
Nov. 29thLiberation Day
Dec. 8thYouth's Day
Dec. 24thChristmas Eve
Dec. 25thChristmas Day
Dec. 26thBoxing Day
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Albania

Good Friday (Catholic)April 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter Sunday (Catholic)April 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter (orthodox)April 16thMay 5thApril 20thApril 12thMay 2nd
Festival of breaking the fastApril 21stApril 9thMarch 30thMarch 19thMarch 9th
Pentecost Sunday (Catholic)May 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Father's DayJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21stJune 20th
Festival of SacrificeJune 28thJune 16thJune 6thMay 26thMay 16th

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