Public Holidays in Serbia

Serbia, a country nestled in the heart of the Balkans, boasts a diverse cultural heritage reflected in its rich tapestry of public holidays. These holidays not only pay homage to the nation's history and traditions but also serve as opportunities for celebration and community gathering.

Orthodox Christmas (January 7th)

Serbia, primarily an Orthodox Christian country, celebrates Christmas on January 7th according to the Julian calendar. It's a time of religious observance, family gatherings, and festive meals. Believers attend midnight church services, and children eagerly await gifts from Santa Claus or 'Deda Mraz.'

Statehood Day (February 15th)

This holiday commemorates the founding of the modern Serbian state. It's a day for reflecting on Serbia's history, with official ceremonies and cultural events held nationwide.

International Workers' Day (May 1st)

Serbia joins the world in celebrating Labor Day with parades, picnics, and festivities. Workers' rights and achievements are acknowledged, and it's a time to relax with friends and family.

Victory Day (May 9th)

Victory Day marks the victory over fascism in World War II. Ceremonies and floral tributes take place at war memorials, honoring those who fought and sacrificed for freedom.

Orthodox Easter

Easter is a major religious holiday celebrated with deep devotion. Families attend church services, exchange traditional greetings, and enjoy sumptuous feasts.

Statehood Day (February 15th)

This holiday commemorates the founding of the modern Serbian state. It's a day for reflecting on Serbia's history, with official ceremonies and cultural events held nationwide.

Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (May 24th)

Serbia celebrates the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet on this day. Cultural events, including poetry readings and exhibitions, honor their legacy.

Serbian National Day (February 15th)

This holiday celebrates Serbia's sovereignty and identity, with cultural performances and exhibitions showcasing the nation's heritage.

Armistice Day (November 11th)

Armistice Day commemorates the end of World War I. Ceremonies and events honor veterans and promote peace.

New Year's Eve (December 31st)

Serbs bid farewell to the old year with lively celebrations, fireworks, and parties. It's a time for joyous gatherings and hopeful beginnings.

These public holidays in Serbia serve as bridges between the past and the present, blending tradition, remembrance, and celebration. Whether it's the solemnity of Orthodox Christmas or the exuberance of New Year's Eve, each holiday holds a special place in the hearts of Serbians, fostering a strong sense of community and cultural pride. Visitors to Serbia during these holidays are welcomed with open arms, invited to share in the nation's traditions and experience its warm hospitality.

Upcoming Holidays (next six months)

HolidayDateDayType
New Year's Day January 01 Monday Public Holiday
New Year's Day Holiday January 02 Tuesday Public Holiday
Orthodox Christmas January 07 Sunday Public Holiday
Statehood Day February 15 Thursday Public Holiday
Statehood Day Holiday February 16 Friday Public Holiday
International Workers' Day May 01 Wednesday Public Holiday
International Workers' Day Holiday May 02 Thursday Public Holiday
Good Friday May 03 Friday Public Holiday
Holy Saturday May 04 Saturday Public Holiday
Easter Day May 05 Sunday Public Holiday
Easter Monday May 06 Monday Public Holiday

Holidays by year

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