The calendar of public holidays

Croatia is a traditional country. Numerous festivals come to punctuate the life of the inhabitants throughout the year.

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 6: Epiphany
  • April 4 and 5: Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
  • May 1: Labour Day
  • May 30: Bank holidays
  • June 16: God celebration
  • June 22: Anti-Fascist Struggle Day
  • August 5: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
  • August 15: Assumption of Mary
  • October 8: Independence Da
  • November 1: All Saints’ Day
  • November 18: Day of Remembrance for Victims of Patriotic War
  • December 25/ 26: Christmas Day/ Saint-Etienne

Calendar of major events


  • Rijeka Carnival


  • Zagreb‘s Festival of Lights

July – August : 

  • Dubrovnik International Summer Festival (classical music, drama)
  • Split Summer Festival (plays, operas, ballets and concerts)
  • Zagreb Summer Festival (concerts, recitals, operas, theatre, these open-air cultural attractions).
  • The Festival of The Games of Chivalry in Korcula
  • Sinj Games of Chivalry (cavalry tournament organized since 1715).


From the last weekend of November to the first week of January:

  • Zagreb Christmas Market (Advent Zagreb), voted the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe for 4 years.


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