Below is a list of public holidays in Albania.[1]

If a non-working public holiday happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Official Holidays

Date English name Albanian name Remarks
January 1–2 New Year's Day Viti i Ri Because they fall on a weekend in 2022 they would be observed on the 3 and 4 of January [3]
March 14 Summer Day Dita e Verës ratified by Albanian Parliament (2004) as an official and national holiday
March 22 Nowruz Dita e Nevruzit Bektashi Order Day (see also: Nevruz in Albania)
April 17 - April 18 Catholic Easter Pashkët Katolike date varies
April 24 - April 25 Orthodox Easter Pashkët Ortodokse date varies, trailing Catholic Easter by 0 to 5 weeks.
May 1 May Day Dita Ndërkombëtare e Punonjësve Worker's day
May 2 Eid al-Fitr Bajrami i Madh (Fitër Bajrami) date varies
July 9 Eid al-Adha Bajrami i Vogël (Kurban Bajrami) date varies
September 5 Mother Teresa Day Dita e Nënë Terezës ratified by Albanian Parliament as an official and national holiday
November 28 Independence Day Dita e Pavarësisë  Albanian Declaration of Independence
November 29 Liberation Day Dita e Çlirimit
December 8 National Youth Day Dita Kombëtare e Rinisë ratified by Albanian Parliament (2010) as an official and national holiday
December 25 Christmas Day Krishtlindjet  

Not official Holidays

Date English name Albanian name Remarks
January 6 Epiphany Uji i Bekuar (Epifani) not official – working day
March 2 League of Lezhë day Dita e Besëlidhjes së Lezhës not official – working day
March 7 Teacher's Day Dita e Mësuesit not official – working day
June 1 Children's Day Dita Ndërkombëtare e Fëmijëve not official[4] – working day
August 15 Assumption of Mary Dita Shën Marisë or Pashka e Vogël not official – working day
November 22 Alphabet Day Dita e Alfabetit not official – working day
November 12 The emergence of the KLA Dalja në skenë e UÇK-s not official – working day
November 28 Constitution Day Dita e Kushtetutës not official – working day
December 6 Saint Nicholas Day Dita e Shën Kollit not official – working day
December 24 Christmas Eve Krishtlindjet Christmas Eve, optional bank holiday

References

  1. ^ Per festat zyrtare dhe ditet perkujtimore
  2. ^ "2022 Official Bank Holiday Schedule". www.bankofalbania.org. Banka e Shqipërisë.
  3. ^ "Albania national holidays in 2022". wproconnect.com. WProConnect.
  4. ^ official website of Tirana