Public Holidays

Public holidays in Serbia 2021-2025

Serbia is predominantly Christian, but the Christian holidays of the Serbs are not based on the Gregorian calendar, but on the Orthodox one. For example, the Orthodox beginning of the year is on 13 January and Christmas on 7 January. Also the Easter celebrations are shifted back by 7 days. By the way, the fact that the Orthodox calendar is "different" from ours is not a shortcoming. On the contrary, it even reflects the solar year more accurately.

Nevertheless, it is noticeable that the number of public holidays is very small. In Germany we have far more Christian holidays to celebrate.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year's DayNova GodinaJan, 1st
Orthodox ChristmasBožićJan, 7th
Serbian New YearSrpska Nova GodinaJan, 13th
St. Sava DayDan Svetog SaveJan, 27th
National holidayDan državnosti SrbijeFeb, 15th
Day of the Serbian ArmyDan Vojske SrbijeFeb, 15th
Holocaust Memorial DayDan Secanja Na Žrtve HolokaustaApr, 22nd
Labor DayPraznik radaMay, 1st
Victory DayDan pobedeMay, 9th
Saint Vitus DayVidovdanJun, 6th


Moving Holidays in Serbia

holidayLocal name20212022202320242025
Great Friday (Good Friday)Veliki PetakApr, 30thApr, 22ndApr, 14thMay, 3rdApr, 18th
Big Saturday (Holy Saturday)Velika SubotaMay, 1stApr, 23rdApr, 15thMay, 4thApr, 19th
EasterUskrsMay, 2ndApr, 24thApr, 16thMay, 5thApr, 20th