Slovak National Public Holidays




1 January

Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic

Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

6 January



Easter holidays

Good Friday, Easter Monday

Friday before Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday - Dyngus Day

1 May

Labour Day

International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago

8 May

Day of the Victory over Fascism

The end of World War II in Europe; initially celebrated one day later

5 July

St Cyril and Methodius Day

Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia

29 August

Slovak National Uprising Anniversary

The Slovaks rose against Nazi Regime in 1944

1 September

Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic

The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992

15 September

Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, Patron Saint of Slovakia

The Patron Saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary

1 November

All Saints´ Day

Cemeteries are visited on or around this day

17 November

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

Commemorating student demonstrations in 1939 and 1989

24 December

Christmas Eve

Christmas presents are opened in the evening on Christmas Eve in Slovakia

25 December

Christmas Day

First Christmas Holiday

26 December

St Stephens Day

Second Christmas Holiday