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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Slovakia

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. Only Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar is a legal holiday. January 6th is a day off because on this day the three kings is also celebrated. Otherwise, the Orthodox calendar is absent from Slovak holidays. Easter is completely based on the Western calendar.

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-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
Jan. 1stDay of the formation of the Slovak RepublicDeň vzniku Slovenskej republiky
Jan. 6thOrthodox Christmasvianočný sviatok
Jan. 6thEpiphanyZjavenie Pána
March 25thHuman Rights DayDeň Zápasu Za Ludské Práva
April 13thDay for the unjustly persecutedDeň Nespravodlivo Stíhaných
May 1stLabor DaySviatok práce
May 4thAnniversary of the death of M. R. ŝtefánikaVýročie Umrtia M. R. ŝtefánika
May 8thVictory Day over FascismDeň víťazstva nad fašizmom
June 7thAnniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak NationVýročie Memoranda Národa Slovenského
July 5thSt. Cyril and Methodius DaySviatok svätého Cyrila a Metoda
July 5thDay of Slovaks abroadDeň Zahraničných Slovákov
July 17thIndependence DayVýročie Deklarácie o Zvrchovanosti SR
Aug. 4thMatice-Slovenskej-TagDeň Matice Slovenskej
Aug. 29thAnniversary of the Slovak National UprisingVýročie SNP
Sept. 1stConstitution DayDeň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky
Sept. 9thHolocaust Memorial DayDeň Obetí Holokaustu
Sept. 15thFeast of Our Lady of the Seven PainSviatok Panny Márie Sedembolestnej, patrónky Slovenska
Sept. 19thAnniversary of the Slovak National CouncilDeň Vzniku Slovenskej Národnej Rady
Oct. 6thMemorial Day of the victims of DuklapassDeň Obetí Dukly
Oct. 27thDay of the Černová tragedyDeň Černovskej Tragédie
Oct. 28thEstablishment of the independent Czechoslovak stateDeň Vzniku Samostatného Česko-slovenského Ŝtátu
Oct. 29thBirthday of Ľudovít ŜtúrDeň Narodenia Ľ. Ŝtúra
Oct. 31stReformation's DayDeň Reformácie
Nov. 1stAll Saints' DaySviatok všetkých svätých
Nov. 17thFight for Freedom and Democracy DayDeň boja za slobodu a demokraciu
Dec. 24thChristmas EveŠtedrý deň
Dec. 25th1st Christmas Holiday1. Sviatok vianočný
Dec. 26th2nd Christmas Holiday2. Sviatok vianočný
Dec. 30thDeclaration of Slovakia as an independent ecclesiastical provinceDeň Vyhlásenia Slovenska Za Samostatnú Cirkevnú
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve



Moving Holidays in Slovakia

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
Great Friday (Good Friday)Veľký piatokApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayVeľkonočná NedeľaApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayVeľkonočný PondelokApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Mother's DayMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Father's DayJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21stJune 20th

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