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 Day||Nova godina||January 1|
|Epiphany||Bogojavljenje, Sveta tri kralja||January 6|
|Easter||Uskrs i uskrsni ponedjeljak||Easter and the following Monday - date changes annually|
|Labor Day (International Worker's Day)||Međunarodni praznik rada||May 1|
|Corpus Christi||Tijelovo||60 days after Easter - date changes annually|
|Anti-Fascist Struggle Day||Dan antifašističke borbe||June 22|
|Statehood Day||Dan državnosti||June 25
|Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day||Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti||August 5|
|Assumption of Mary||Velika Gospa||August 15|
|Independence Day||Dan neovisnosti||October 8|
|All Saints Day||Dan svih svetih||November 1|
|St. Stephen's Day||Prvi dan po Božiću, Sveti Stjepan, Štefanje, Stipanje||December 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.