Guide on public national holidays in Croatia
Croatia has 14 national holidays, many of which are based on Catholicism or are associated with a notable milestone in national history, during which government agencies and many businesses across the country are closed.
Depending on the holiday, bus service may be limited, and some supermarkets may be closed, so 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.
Public national holidays in Croatia
Below is a list of all Croatian national holidays, including their English and Croatian names, dates, and links to separate holiday guides.
|New Year||Nova Godina||January 1|
|Epiphany||Bogojavljenje, Sveta tri kralja||January 6|
|Labor Day, International Worker's Day||Međunarodni praznik rada||May 1|
|Corpus Christi||Tijelovo||60 days after Easter|
|Statehood Day||Dan državnosti||May 30|
|Anti-Fascist Struggle Day||Dan antifašističke borbe||June 22|
|Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day||Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti||August 5|
|Assumption of Mary||Velika Gospa||August 15|
|All Saints Day||Dan svih svetih||November 1|
|The Day of Remembering the Victims of the Croatia War of Independence and the Day of Remembering the Victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja||Dan sjećanja na žrtve Domovinskog rata i Dan sjećanja na žrtvu Vukovara i Škabrnje||November 18|
|Saint Stephen's Day||Sveti Stjepan, Štefanje||December 26|
Some cities in Croatia, such as Split and Dubrovnik, celebrate their own holidays, in addition to the public ones, celebrating patron saints or other milestones in their history.
View our memorial day articles
- Day of Remembrance of Missing Persons
- Remembering War of Independence Victims and Vukovar and Škabrnja
- Saint Martin’s Day in Croatia
- Saint Nicholas’ Day in Croatia
- St. Lucy’s Day in Croatia
- Unification of Međimurje and International Recognition
Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.