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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Serbia. Please scroll down to view.

As a country that honours religious freedom, all employees of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religions are entitled to paid days off for a limited number of religious holidays.

Serbia recognizes a number of working holidays including Holocaust Remembrance Day; Europe Day, also known as Victory Day; Saint Vitus Day and National World War II Victims Remembrance Day. National holidays are observed throughout the country including two days devoted to the New Year’s celebration; Orthodox National Holiday observed on January 7; Orthodox Good Friday; Orthodox Holy Saturday; Orthodox Easter and Easter Monday and Labour Day. Some working days are regarded as observances, which are not generally allowed as paid holidays.

Labor Laws in Serbia

Serbian labor laws require that all workers enter in a collective agreement or employment contract before beginning work. The regulation applies to workers in the public and private sectors. Although Serbian labor laws mandate some of the provisions contained in collective agreements and employment contracts, the laws do not regulate terms of employment, payment for overtime compensation or benefits such as paid holidays and annual leave.

According to Serbian labor laws, full time work consists of 40 hours per week based on a five-day work week. Workers are not permitted to work longer than eight hours of overtime per week or four hours per day without overtime compensation. Terms pertaining to overtime compensation are outlined in most labor contracts and are not regulated by law.

All workers in Serbia are entitled to a weekly rest or recess period consisting of at least 24 hours after one week of full time work. In the event an employee is required to work during a designated weekly recess, an additional 24-hour rest period shall be granted during the following week. After working for a period of six months, all workers are entitled to accrue annual leave days. The length of annual leave is typically set forth in an employment contract, but cannot be less than 20 days per year. Annual leave is increased according to length of employment, work performance, educational level and other provisions set forth by each employer. Most employers allow workers to use annual leave in portions throughout the year.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year's Day Holiday
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day
15 FebWedNational Day
16 FebThuNational Day Holiday
14 AprFriOrthodox Good Friday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayMonMay Day
2 MayTueMay Day Holiday
11 NovSatArmistice Day