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Public Holidays in Slovakia in 2017

Slovakia Upcoming Holidays in Slovakia

All Saints Day
All Saints Day

1 November 2017 This National holiday is in 10 days. Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and a...

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

17 November 2017 This National holiday is in 26 days. Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and especially...

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2017 This National holiday is in 63 days. elebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Slovakia List of national public holidays of Slovakia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Friday January 06 Jan 6 Three King's Day
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Dyngus Day
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
Monday May 08 May 8 Day of victory over fascism The end of World War II in Europe; initially celebrated one day later
Wednesday July 05 Jul 5 St Cyril and Methodius Day Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia
Tuesday August 29 Aug 29 Slovak National Uprising anniversary National Day. The Slovaks rose against Nazi Germany in 1944
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Slovak Constitution Day The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992
Friday September 15 Sep 15 Day of Our Lady of Sorrows The Patron saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day Cemeteries are visited on or around this day
Friday November 17 Nov 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
Sunday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day First Christmas Holiday
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day Second Christmas Holiday

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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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