Public holidays in Serbia

The public holidays in Serbia are defined by the Law of national and other holidays in the Republic of Serbia.

Public holidaysEdit

Public Holidays
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2020 date 2021 date Remarks
January 11 New Year's Day Нова Година Nova Godina January 1
January 21 January 2
January 7 Christmas Day Божић Božić January 7 Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar
February 151 National Day Дан државности Србије Dan državnosti Srbije February 15 Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first modern Serbian Constitution in 1835
February 161 February 16
moveable
Easter – 2 days
Next: 17 April 2020
Good Friday Велики петак Veliki petak April 17 April 30 Serbian Orthodox Church calculates Easter using Orthodox Computus
moveable
Easter + 1 day
Next: 20 April 2020
Easter Monday Васкрсни понедељак / Ускрсни понедељак Vaskrsni ponedeljak / Uskrsni ponedeljak April 20 May 3
May 11 May Day Празник рада Praznik rada May 1
May 21 May 2
November 111 Armistice Day Дан примирја Dan primirja November 11

1 If one of the non-religious holidays falls on a Sunday, then the next working day is a non-working day.

Religious holidaysEdit

Additionally, the employees of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religion are allowed not to work on some of their religious holidays.

Religious holidays
Serbian Orthodox Christians
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2020 date 2021 date Remarks
varies Slava Крсна слава Krsna slava varies Patron saint of the family - varies among families
Western Christians & Revised Julian calendar Orthodox Christians
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2020 date 2021 date Remarks
December 25 Christmas Day Божић Božić December 25
Western Christians
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2020 date 2021 date Remarks
varies Good Friday Велики петак Veliki petak April 10 April 2
varies Easter Monday Ускрсни понедељак Uskrsni ponedeljak April 13 April 5
Muslims
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2020 date 2021 date Remarks
1 Shawwal Eid al-Fitr Рамазански Бајрам Ramazanski Bajram May 24 May 14 End of Ramadan
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha Курбански Бајрам Kurbanski Bajram July 31 July 20
Jews
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2020 date 2021 date Remarks
10 Tishrei Yom Kippur Јом Кипур Jom Kipur September 28 September 16

Working holidaysEdit

Some holidays are defined by the Law as working holidays, hence they are not bank holidays, but they are observed by the state and people.

Working holidays
Date Name Serbian name (Cyrillic) Serbian name (Latin) 2019 date 2020 date Remarks
January 27 Saint Sava Day Свети Сава (Савиндан) Sveti Sava (Savindan) January 27 according to Julian calendar. Patron saint of the Serbian schools. In the Gregorian calendar it's observed on January 14
April 22 Holocaust Remembrance Day Дан сећања на жртве холокауста Dan sećanja na žrtve holokausta April 22 Holocaust, genocide and World War II victims remembrance day
May 9 Victory Day Дан победе Dan pobede May 9 Victory day over Fascism.
June 28 Vidovdan (Saint Vitus Day) Видовдан Vidovdan June 28 According to Julian calendar. Remembrance on the Battle of Kosovo. In the Gregorian calendar it's observed on June 15
October 21 World War II Serbian Victims Remembrance Day Дан сећања на српске жртве у Другом светском рату Dan sećanja na srpske žrtve u Drugom svetskom ratu October 21 Remembrance on the Kragujevac massacre and National World War II victims remembrance day

ReferencesEdit

  • Закон о државним и другим празницима у Републици Србији [Law of the national and other holidays in the Republic of Serbia]. Issues 43/2001, 101/2007, 92/2011 (in Serbian). Службени гласник РС. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-30.