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Public Holidays

Europe Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Tap below to view your country.

Public holidays in Europe are determined by the governments and institutions of individual nations and are based on rich Christians traditions as well as the extreme tumult of twentieth century events.

Public holidays are often defined by a nation’s legislation, thereby guaranteeing nominated days as paid days-off for employees. However, it is also common for European countries to have no statutory recognition of particular public holidays that nevertheless exist as major holidays that are celebrated and taken as non-working days.

In this second case, traditional holidays are recognised by the collective agreements between employers and unions – a marked outcome and legacy of the labour movement of then past century.

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