Public holidays in SerbiaSerbia is predominantly Christian, but the Christian holidays of the Serbs are not based on the Gregorian calendar, but on the Orthodox calendar. For example, the Orthodox start of the year is on January 13 and Christmas on January 7. Also, the Easter celebrations are shifted back by seven days. By the way, the fact that the Orthodox calendar is "different" from that of most Western countries is not an inadequacy. On the contrary, it actually maps the solar year more accurately.
At first glance, the number of public holidays may look somewhat small. However, depending on the religion, there are one or two additional holidays per year, which are based on the high festivals of the respective religion.
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Non-floating holidaysNon-statutory holidays are written in gray.
|Jan. 1st||1st New Year's Day||Nova Godina|
|Jan. 2nd||2nd New Year's Day||Nova Godina|
|Jan. 7th||Orthodox Christmas||Božić|
|Jan. 13th||Serbian New Year||Srpska Nova Godina|
|Jan. 27th||St. Sava Day||Dan Svetog Save|
|Feb. 15th||National Day (Serbian Army Day)||Dan državnosti Srbije|
|April 22nd||Holocaust Memorial Day||Dan Secanja Na Žrtve Holokausta|
|May 1st||Labor Day||Praznik rada|
|May 9th||Victory Day||Dan pobede|
|June 6th||Saint Vitus Day||Vidovdan|
|Nov. 11th||Day of the gun ceasefire||Dan primirja|
|Dec. 25th||1st Christmas Day (Western Churches)|
Moving Holidays in Serbia
|Beginning of Ramadan||March 23rd||March 11th||March 1st||Feb. 18th||Feb. 8th|
|Good Friday (West Churches)||April 7th||March 29th||April 18th||April 3rd||March 26th|
|Great Friday (Good Friday)||Veliki Petak||April 14th||May 3rd||April 18th||April 10th||April 30th|
|Great Saturday (Orthodox Holy Saturday)||Velika Subota||April 15th||May 4th||April 19th||April 11th||May 1st|
|Orthodox Easter Sunday||Uskrs||April 16th||May 5th||April 20th||April 12th||May 2nd|
|Orthodox Easter Monday||Uskrs||April 16th||May 5th||April 20th||April 12th||May 2nd|
|Kurban Bayramı (Festival of Sacrifice)||June 28th||June 16th||June 6th||May 26th||May 16th|
|Yom Kippur||Sept. 25th||Oct. 12th||Oct. 2nd||Sept. 21st||Oct. 11th|
If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the next working day is a day off.