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May Day

May Day 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Slovenia

May Day in Slovenia is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world. This is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society, and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.

20221 MaySunMay Day
2 MayMonMay Day Holiday
20231 MayMonMay Day
2 MayTueMay Day Holiday
20241 MayWedMay Day
2 MayThuMay Day Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

When a part of Yugoslavia, May Day was more often called International Workers’ Day and celebrated with pomp and style as a pro-Communist holiday. Today in Slovenia, however, celebrations are more modest. In part, they focus on family and fun and a simple break from one’s day-to-day routine.

Also, people light bonfires on May Day Eve or wear a red carnation. These kinds of traditions have ancient roots and go back at least to Roman days when spring festivals welcomed warmer weather in late April or early May.

Previous Years

20211 MaySatMay Day
2 MaySunMay Day Holiday
20201 MayFriMay Day
2 MaySatMay Day Holiday
20191 MayWedMay Day
2 MayThuMay Day Holiday
20181 MayTueMay Day
2 MayWedMay Day Holiday
20171 MayMonMay Day
2 MayTueMay Day Holiday