Croatia National Holidays

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Croatia has 14 national holidays, many of which are based in Catholicism, during which government agencies are closed.

Depending on the holiday, bus service may be limited and some supermarkets may be closed so be sure to be aware of the major ones. I’ve starved on more than one national holiday when all the markets and restaurants were closed simply because I didn’t plan ahead.

National holidays in Croatia:

Holiday (English)Holiday (Croatian)Date(s)
New Year's DayNova godinaJanuary 1
EpiphanyBogojavljenje, Sveta tri kraljaJanuary 6
EasterUskrs i uskrsni ponedjeljakEaster and the following Monday - date changes annually
Labor Day (International Worker's Day)Međunarodni praznik radaMay 1
Corpus ChristiTijelovo60 days after Easter - date changes annually
Anti-Fascist Struggle DayDan antifašističke borbeJune 22
Statehood DayDan državnostiJune 25
Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving DayDan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnostiAugust 5
Assumption of MaryVelika GospaAugust 15
Independence DayDan neovisnostiOctober 8
All Saints DayDan svih svetihNovember 1
ChristmasBožićDecember 25
St. Stephen's DayPrvi dan po Božiću, Sveti Stjepan, Štefanje, StipanjeDecember 26

Some cities in Croatia such as Split and Dubrovnik celebrate their own holidays, in addition to the public ones, that celebrate patron saints or other milestones in their history.

Does your city celebrate its own individual holidays?

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