Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Croatia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|15 Jun||Thu||Corpus Christi|
|22 Jun||Thu||Anti-Fascist Resistance Day|
|25 Jun||Sun||Statehood Day|
|5 Aug||Sat||Victory Day|
|15 Aug||Tue||Assumption Day|
|8 Oct||Sun||Independence Day|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||St Stephen's Day|
The predominant religion in Croatia is Roman Catholic. Thus, the majority of public holidays are based on Catholic observances and Croatian cultural traditions.
As a large proportion of Croatian workers are employed in the shipbuilding, information technology and tourism industries, most belong to trade unions and are subject to either employment contracts or union bargaining agreements. The entitlement to paid holidays is generally set forth in these agreements.
Public holidays in Croatia are regulated by the Holidays, Memorial Days and Non-Working Days Act. Employees are entitled to 14 paid national holidays per year. In the event a worker is required to work on a national holiday or an official non-working day as determined by Croatia’s labour laws, the amount of annual leave may be increased.
Croatia also observes several unofficial holidays and observances including the Carnival celebrations held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent.
The best old – and ancient! – famous travel quotes to inspire your next holiday adventure
These travel quotes are from people over the centuries and millennia who knew the immense value of travel. We hope…
Experience the Floating Markets of Thailand
Shopping is a popular pastime in Thailand and massive malls and street markets can be found in virtually every part…
Relax on Malaysia’s Best Beaches
The nation of Malaysia is blessed with stunning tropical weather and intense natural beauty, making this the perfect destination for…
Discover Australia’s two longest passenger train routes
Travelling by train is a fantastic way to explore Australia. The country boasts a number of very efficient train services…
Why the date of Easter changes every year
Easter ranks among the most prominent holidays in the western world, and is considered by many to be the most…