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Public Holidays 2017

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

The Slovak Republic, or Slovakia, is a Central European country that enjoys 15 national holidays each year. National holidays in Slovakia are set forth in the Constitution and are regulated for employees by the Labor Code. The President has the right to add holidays each year if desired, but this has not happened since the right was bestowed upon the presidency.

Many of the national holidays in Slovakia are based on the Christian faith and these holidays occur based on the lunar cycle. Because of this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases a list of national holidays and their dates each year. Employers are required to observe these holidays regardless of what dates they fall on.

All other national holidays in the Slovak Republic are only celebrated on their actual dates. If the holiday occurs on a weekend it is not moved to the following Monday. The government does not require employers to provide any special accommodations to employees for national holidays that occur on Sundays.

The Labour Laws for the Slovak Republic, Part 4, Section 122 states that all full time employees that have been on the job for more than 60 days are entitled to receive holiday pay for all national holidays. If the employee is required to work on the holiday due to their profession, the law states that they must receive pay at a rate of one and a half times their hourly wage. If desired, the employer can offer a paid day off in lieu of the holiday, however the employee is not required to accept this if they prefer the premium pay for working on the national holiday.

Professional, Regional, Religious, and Cultural Holidays

While a majority of the Slovak Republic practices the Christian faith, there are small groups of people throughout the country that may practice a different faith. The government of Slovakia acknowledges that these holidays occur , but does not recognise them as official national holidays.

Professional holidays generally coincide with national holidays in Slovakia already and there are not any designated professional holidays that occur outside of the listed national holidays.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunRepublic Day
6 JanFriEpiphany
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
8 MayMonLiberation Day
5 JulWedSt Cyril and St Methodius Day
29 AugTueSlovak Uprising Day
1 SepFriConstitution Day
15 SepFriLady of Sorrows' Day
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
17 NovFriFreedom and Democracy Day
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd Day of Christmas