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Public Holidays in Slovakia in 2016

Slovakia Upcoming Holidays in Slovakia

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2016 This National holiday is in 17 days. elebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 18 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

St Stephens Day
St Stephens Day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 19 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Slovakia List of national public holidays of Slovakia in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Wednesday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Dyngus Day
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
Sunday May 08 May 8 Day of victory over fascism The end of World War II in Europe; initially celebrated one day later
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 St Cyril and Methodius Day Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia
Monday August 29 Aug 29 Slovak National Uprising anniversary National Day. The Slovaks rose against Nazi Germany in 1944
Thursday September 01 Sep 1 Slovak Constitution Day The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992
Thursday September 15 Sep 15 Day of Our Lady of Sorrows The Patron saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day Cemeteries are visited on or around this day
Thursday 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
Saturday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day First Christmas Holiday
Monday December 26 Dec 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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