Public Holidays

Public holidays in Slovakia 2020-2024

Slovakia is also predominantly Christian, but has influences from the Orthodox Church. For example, in addition to the Christmas celebrations of the Western churches, the Orthodox Christmas of the Eastern churches is also celebrated on January 6. However, only Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar is a legal holiday. January 6th is free, however, because on this day the three kings are also celebrated. Otherwise, the Orthodox calendar is missing on Slovak holidays. Easter is completely based on the western calendar.

However, the above-average number of commemoration days and the absence of a legal New Year's holiday are striking in Slovakia. Unlike many other countries, Christmas Eve, December 24th, is a legal holiday.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year's DayJan, 1st
Day of the formation of the Slovak RepublicDeň vzniku Slovenskej republikyJan, 1st
Orthodox Christmasvianočný sviatokJan, 6th
EpiphanyZjavenie PánaJan, 6th
Human Rights DayDeň Zápasu Za Ludské PrávaMar, 25th
Day for the unjustly persecutedDeň Nespravodlivo StíhanýchApr, 13th
Labor DaySviatok práceMay, 1st
Anniversary of the death of M. R. ŝtefánikaVýročie Umrtia M. R. ŝtefánikaMay, 4th
Victory Day over FascismDeň víťazstva nad fašizmomMay, 8th
Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak NationVýročie Memoranda Národa SlovenskéhoJun, 7th
St. Cyril and Methodius DaySviatok svätého Cyrila a MetodaJul, 5th
Day of Slovaks abroadDeň Zahraničných SlovákovJul, 5th
Independence DayVýročie Deklarácie o Zvrchovanosti SRJul, 17th
Matice-Slovenskej-TagDeň Matice SlovenskejAug, 4th
Anniversary of the Slovak National UprisingVýročie SNPAug, 29th
Constitution DayDeň Ústavy Slovenskej republikySep, 1st
Holocaust Memorial DayDeň Obetí HolokaustuSep, 9th
Feast of Our Lady of the Seven PainSviatok Panny Márie Sedembolestnej, patrónky SlovenskaSep, 15th
Anniversary of the Slovak National CouncilDeň Vzniku Slovenskej Národnej RadySep, 19th
Memorial Day of the victims of DuklapassDeň Obetí DuklyOct, 6th
Day of the Černová tragedyDeň Černovskej TragédieOct, 27th
Establishment of the independent Czechoslovak stateDeň Vzniku Samostatného Česko-slovenského ŜtátuOct, 28th
Birthday of Ľudovít ŜtúrDeň Narodenia Ľ. ŜtúraOct, 29th
Reformation's DayDeň ReformácieOct, 31st
All Saints' DaySviatok všetkých svätýchNov, 1st
Fight for Freedom and Democracy DayDeň boja za slobodu a demokraciuNov, 17th
Christmas EveŠtedrý deňDec, 24th
1st Christmas Holiday1. Sviatok vianočnýDec, 25th
2nd Christmas Holiday2. Sviatok vianočnýDec, 26th
Declaration of Slovakia as an independent ecclesiastical provinceDeň Vyhlásenia Slovenska Za Samostatnú CirkevnúDec, 30th
New Year's EveDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in Slovakia

holidayLocal name20202021202220232024
Great Friday (Good Friday)Veľký piatokApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Easter SundayVeľkonočná NedeľaApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31st
Easter MondayVeľkonočný PondelokApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1st
Mother's DayMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12th
Father's DayJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16th