Public holidays in Croatia are regulated by the Holidays, Memorial Days and Non-Working Days Act (Croatian: Zakon o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima[1]).

Public Holidays (non-working)
Date English name Croatian name moveable

2020 date

moveable

2021 date

Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Nova godina
January 6 Epiphany Sveta tri kralja
moveable Easter Sunday Uskrs April 12 April 4
moveable Easter Monday Uskrsni ponedjeljak April 13 April 5
May 1 Labour Day Praznik rada
May 30 National Day Dan državnosti Holiday from 1991 until 2001 and since 2020*
moveable Corpus Christi Tijelovo June 11 June 3
June 22 Anti-Fascist Struggle Day Dan antifašističke borbe
August 5 Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti
August 15 Assumption of Mary Velika Gospa
November 1 All Saints' Day Dan svih svetih
November 18 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Homeland War Dan sjećanja na žrtve Domovinskog rata Holiday since 2020*
December 25 Christmas Day Božić
December 26 Saint Stephen's Day Sveti Stjepan

* In 2020 there was a change in holidays: June 25 (was Statehood Day until 2019, became Independence Day in 2020) and October 8 (was Independence Day until 2019, became Day of the Croatian Parliament in 2020) changed names and were demoted from public holidays to memorial days (working). May 30 (was Day of the Croatian Parliament until 2019, became National Day in 2020) was promoted from a memorial day to a public holiday, and November 18 (Remembrance Day) was added as a new public holiday.

Note: Citizens of the Republic of Croatia who celebrate different religious holidays have the right not to work on those dates. Christians who celebrate Christmas, Easter and Easter Monday per the Julian calendar, Muslims on the days of Ramadan Bayram and Kurban Bayram, and Jews on the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Memorial Days (working)
Date English name Croatian Name remark
January 9 Day of Unification of Medimurje with its Parent Body Croatia Dan sjedinjenja Medimurja s maticom zemljom Hrvatskom
January 15 Day of international recognition of the Republic of Croatia and

Day of peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube Region

Dan međunarodnoga priznanja Republike Hrvatske i

Dan mirne reintegracije hrvatskog Podunavlja

March 15 Day of founding of the People's Protection Dan osnivanja Narodne zaštite
April 30 Day of the Death of Zrinski and Frankopan Dan pogibije Zrinskog i Frankopana
May 9 Europe Day and

Day of Victory over fascism

Dan Europe i Dan pobjede nad fašizmom
moveable Day of Remembrance of Croatian Victims in the Fight for Freedom and Independence Dan spomena na hrvatske žrtve u borbi za slobodu i nezavisnost Saturday/Sunday nearest to May 15
June 25 Independence Day Dan neovisnosti was a Holiday until 2020
August 23 European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism Europski dan sjećanja na žrtve totalitarnih i autoritarnih režima

– nacizma, fašizma i komunizma

August 30 Day of Remembrance of Missing Persons in the War of Independence Dan sjećanja na nestale osobe u Domovinskom ratu
September 25 Day of the Deciscion about the Unification of Istria, Rijeka,

Zadar and the Islands with the Parent Body Croatia

Dan donošenja Odluke o sjedinjenju Istre, Rijeke,

Zadra i otoka s maticom zemljom Hrvatskom

October 8 Day of the Croatian Parliament Dan Hrvatskoga sabora was a Holiday until 2020

Unofficial holidays

References

  1. ^ "Zakon o blagdanima, spomendanima i neradnim danima u Republici Hrvatskoj" (in Croatian). Narodne novine. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.