Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Montenegro. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year's Holiday|
|3 Jan||Tue||New Year's Holiday|
|6 Jan||Fri||Orthodox Christmas Eve|
|7 Jan||Sat||Orthodox Christmas Day|
|9 Jan||Mon||Orthodox Christmas Holiday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Orthodox Good Friday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Orthodox Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||May Day|
|2 May||Tue||May Day Holiday|
|21 May||Sun||Independence Day|
|22 May||Mon||Independence Day Holiday|
|23 May||Tue||Independence Day Holiday|
|13 Jul||Thu||Statehood Day/ National Day|
|14 Jul||Fri||Statehood Day/ National Day Holiday|
Many of the country’s official public holidays are based on traditional Orthodox traditions. All holidays in Montenegro are deemed non-working days, including Orthodox religious observances.
If the first day of a two-day holiday falls on Sunday, the next two working days are observed as paid holidays. If the second day of a holidays falls on Sunday, the following working day is considered a paid holiday.
As many holidays in Montenegro last between two and three days, paid time off is allowed for the duration of the designated holiday. Additional Catholic, Muslim and Jewish holidays are also observed, depending on provisions set forth in an employment contract or union bargaining agreement.
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