Public Holidays

Public holidays in Albania 2021-2025

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 3 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-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

New Year's DayJan, 1st
2nd New Year's DayJan, 2nd
Mother's DayMar, 8th
Summer's DayMar, 14th
Nouruz (Persian New Year)Mar, 22nd
Labor DayMay, 1st
AshouraOct, 12th
Beatification of Mother TeresaOct, 19th
Independence and Flag DayNov, 28th
Liberation DayNov, 29th
Youth's DayDec, 8th
Christmas EveDec, 24th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th
New Year's EveDec, 31st

Moving Holidays in Albania

Good Friday (Catholic)Apr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter Sunday (Catholic)Apr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter (orthodox)May, 2ndApr, 24thApr, 16thMay, 5thApr, 20th
Festival of breaking the fastMay, 12thMay, 2ndApr, 21stApr, 9thMar, 30th
Pentecost Sunday (Catholic)May, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Father's DayJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16thJun, 15th
Festival of SacrificeJul, 19thJul, 9thJun, 28thJun, 16thJun, 6th