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Easter
Slovakia

Easter 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Slovakia

Easter in Slovakia is considered to be the most important Christian holiday on the national calendar. Good Friday and Easter Monday are both official public holidays during this season.

YearDateDayHoliday
202215 AprFriGood Friday
18 AprMonEaster Monday
20237 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
202429 MarFriGood Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

As about 62 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, Holy Week masses are often attended on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Lent begins 40 days prior to Easter, and Catholics traditionally eat only one full meal on Good Friday. In the evening on Holy Saturday, vigils are held to welcome Easter Morning at midnight.

One special Slovak Easter tradition is the creation of ornately decorated, dyed and patterned Easter eggs known as “kraslica.” This tradition is kept all over Eastern and Central Europe, mostly in Slavic countries, but the egg painting in Slovakia is unique, though very similar to that in neighbouring Czech Republic.

Another tradition is the special culinary aspect of a Slovakian Easter. There is Slovakian Easter bread, which is a fluffy, sweet, buttery loaf with a braided cross pattern on top of it. This bread is traditionally blessed by a priest following Easter Sunday mass. Other common dishes include: potato salad, baked ham, cold cut sandwiches, devilled eggs, “hrudka” (an “eggy cheese”), and roast lamb. Both Easter Sunday and Monday are days to enjoy such feasting.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20212 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprMonEaster Monday
202010 AprFriGood Friday
13 AprMonEaster Monday
201919 AprFriGood Friday
22 AprMonEaster Monday
201830 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
201714 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday