Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Montenegro

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Official holidays

State and other holidays are all non-working days. Religious holidays are days off from work for particular religious groups.

Please keep in mind that if the first day of State and Other Holidays occurs on a Sunday, the following two working days are non-working days. Furthermore, if the second day of State and Other Holidays occurs on a Sunday, the next working day is a non-working day.

DateNameLocal name2015 DateRemarks
State holidays
May 21Independence DayDan nezavisnosti
Дан независности
May 21Anniversary of the Montenegrin independence referendum in 2006.
May 22
May 22
July 13Statehood DayDan državnosti
Дан државности
July 13Anniversary of the day in 1878 on which the Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro as an independent state.
July 14July 14
Other holidays
January 1New Year’s DayNova godina
Нова година
January 1 
January 2January 2
May 1Labour DayPraznik rada
Празник рада
May 1 
May 2May 2
Religious holidays
Orthodox holidays
January 6Orthodox Christmas EveBadnji dan
Бадњи дан
January 6Orthodox Church uses the Julian Calendar.
January 7Orthodox ChristmasBožić
January 7
January 8January 8
variesOrthodox Good FridayVeliki petak
Велики петак
April 10Orthodox Church calculates Easter using Orthodox Computus.
By the law only the second day of Easter, the Easter Monday, is a holiday.
variesOrthodox EasterVaskrs
April 12
variesApril 13
variesSlavaKrsna slava
Крсна слава
variesPatron saint of the family, varies among families.
Roman Catholic holidays
December 24Christmas EveBadnji dan
Nata e Krishtlindjes
December 24 
December 25ChristmasBožić
December 25 
December 26December 26 
variesGood FridayVeliki petak
E Premtja e Madhe
April 3 
April 5By the law only the second day of Easter, the Easter Monday, is a holiday.
variesApril 6
November 1All Saints’ DaySvi Sveti
Dita e të gjithë Shenjtorëve
November 1 
Muslim holidays
1 ShawwalEid ul-FitrRamazanski bajram
Fitër bajrami
July 17End of Ramadan.
2 ShawwalJuly 18
3 ShawwalJuly 19
10 Dhu al-HijjahEid al-AdhaKurbanski bajram
Kurban bajrami
September 23Although Eid al-Adha lasts four days only three days are holidays according to the law.
11 Dhu al-HijjahSeptember 24
12 Dhu al-HijjahSeptember 25
Jewish holidays
15 NisanPesachPashaApril 3 
16 NisanApril 4
10 TishreiYom KippurJom KipurSeptember 23 
11 TishreiSeptember 24