Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Serbia

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Public holidays

DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
January 11New Year’s DayNova GodinaJanuary 1 
January 21January 2 
January 7Julian Orthodox ChristmasBožićJanuary 7Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar
February 151Statehood DayDan državnosti SrbijeFebruary 15Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first Serbian Constitution in 1835
February 161February 16
variesOrthodox Good FridayVeliki petakApril 10April 29Serbian Orthodox Church calculates Easterusing Orthodox Computus
variesOrthodox EasterVaskrsApril 12May 1
variesOrthodox Easter MondayVaskrsni ponedeljakApril 13May 2
May 1May Day / International Workers’ DayPraznik radaMay 1 
May 2May 2 
November 11Armistice DayDan primirjaNovember 11

Religious holidays

DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
January 7Christmas DayBožićJanuary 7 
Western Christians
DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
variesGood FridayVeliki petakApril 3March 25 
variesEasterUskrsApril 5March 27 
variesEaster MondayUskrsni ponedeljakApril 6March 28 
Serbian Orthodox Christians
DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
variesSlavaKrsna slavavariesPatron saint of the family – varies among families
Muslims
DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
1 ShawwalEid al-FitrRamazanski BajramJuly 17July 8End of Ramadan
10 Dhu al-HijjahEid al-AdhaKurbanski BajramSeptember 23September 11 
Jews
DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
10 TishreiYom KippurJom KipurSeptember 23October 12 

Working holidays

DateNameLocal name2015 date2016 dateRemarks
January 27Saint Sava DaySveti SavaJanuary 27according to Julian calendar. Patron saint of the Serbian schools. In the Gregorian calendar it’s observed on January 14
April 22Holocaust Remembrance DayDan sećanja na žrtve holokaustaApril 22Holocaust, genocide and World War II victims remembrance day
May 9Victory DayDan pobedeMay 9Victory day over fascism.
June 28Saint Vitus DayVidovdanJune 28According to Julian calendar. Remembrance on the Battle of Kosovo. In the Gregorian calendar it’s observed on June 15
October 21National World War II Victims Remembrance DayDan sećanja na srpske žrtve u Drugom svetskom ratuOctober 21