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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Albania. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday
14 MarTueSummer Day
22 MarWedNevruz Day
16 AprSunCatholic Easter
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter
17 AprMonCatholic Easter Monday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayMonInternational Worker's Day
25 JunSunLesser Bajram /
End of Ramadan
26 JunMonLesser Bajram /
End of Ramadan Holiday
1 SepFriGreater Bajram /
Feast of Sacrifice
19 OctThuMother Teresa Beatification Day
28 NovTueFlag and Independence Day
29 NovWedLiberation Day
8 DecFriNational Youth Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day

The government of Albania establishes national holidays. These are called red-letter days and are paid holidays under Albanian law.

Weekly holidays are 36 hours periods that include Sunday. The weekly holiday is not a paid holiday. Employers may not require employees to work on Sundays or official red-lettered days. Employees have a right to full pay for red-lettered days, which if they fall on weekly holiday (Sunday) shall be observed on the following Monday.