Holidays in Slovakia

State holidays and Sundays

On most holidays and on Sundays, there is little change, although most people have the day off from work.

The exception to this rule comes on Slovakia’s major holidays (this is an unofficial distinction): 25 and 26 December, 1 January, and the Easter weekend. In most areas, a few stores and restaurants will remain open (at petrol stations if you’re desperate), but most are closed.

The following holidays are celebrated in Slovakia

Public Holidays

January 1st – Independence Day; New Year Day
July 5th – Holiday of Saint Cyril and Metod
August 29th –Slovak National Uprising
September 1st – Constitution day
November 17th – Day of Fight for Democracy

Religious Holidays

January 6th – Epiphany
March to April – Easter
September 15th - Our Lady of Sorrows
November 1st – All Saints' Day
December 24th – Christmas Eve
December 25th – 1st Christmas Day
December 26th – 2nd Christmas Day

Bank Holidays

May 1st – Labor Day
May 8th – Victory over Fascism Day

Commemorative Holidays

August 4th – Day of Matica Slovenská

School Holiday

end of October - start of November – Autumn holidays
end of December - start of January – Christmas holidays
mid February - start of March – Spring holidays
end of March - start of April – Easter holidays
June 29th - September 1st – Summer holidays