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Public Holidays in Slovakia in 2017

Slovakia Upcoming Holidays in Slovakia

Christmas Eve

24 December 2017 This National holiday is in 12 days. elebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 13 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St Stephens Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 14 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 2017

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