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2013: Slovakia

Slovakia National public holidays of Slovakia in 2013

DayDateHolidayComments
Tuesday January 01 Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Sunday January 06 Epiphany
Friday March 29 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 01 Easter Monday Dyngus Day
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
Wednesday May 08 Day of victory over fascism The end of World War II in Europe; initially celebrated one day later
Friday July 05 St Cyril and Methodius Day Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia
Thursday August 29 Slovak National Uprising anniversary National Day. The Slovaks rose against Nazi Germany in 1944
Sunday September 01 Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992
Sunday September 15 Day of Our Lady of Sorrows The Patron saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday November 01 All Saints Day Cemeteries are visited on or around this day
Sunday November 17 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and especially the demonstration in 1989 in Prague considered to mark the beginning of the Velvet Revolution.
Tuesday December 24 Christmas Eve Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day First Christmas Holiday
Thursday December 26 St Stephens Day Second Christmas Holiday

Key

National Holiday

Notes

  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will not be moved to a weekday.

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