Croatia National Holidays

Croatia has 14 public holidays, many of which are religious, 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.

The national holidays in Croatia are:


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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Expat in Croatia

Sara is an American expat based in Split. After globetrotting between New York, Amsterdam and California, she moved to Croatia in 2012. Sara's blog Expat in Croatia is a guide for foreigners living and traveling in Croatia.