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New Year’s Day
Albania

New Year’s Day 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Albania

Albania celebrates New Year’s Day with two public holidays every 1 and 2 January. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
2 JanSunNew Year Holiday
3 JanMonNew Year Holiday
4 JanTueNew Year Holiday
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

Many in Albania begin preparing for the New Year season days or weeks in advance. They do a lot of the things other nations do as far as celebrating New Year’s Day and Eve, but they also have a few unique traditions as well.

There are many concerts and dancing events and competitions on New Year’s Eve or around then. Many will sing, dance, and play music as they welcome the new year at home or at a public event.

Homes are cleaned thoroughly before the new year begins, and colourful decorations and lights are put up. Many also attend fireworks displays, exchange gifts, and take care to wish family and friends a happy new year.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatNew Year Holiday
4 JanMonNew Year Holiday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThuNew Year Holiday
3 JanFriNew Year Holiday
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
2 JanWedNew Year Holiday
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year Holiday
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday