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May Day

May Day 2025 and 2026 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.

20251 MayThuMay Day
2 MayFriMay Day Holiday
20261 MayFriMay Day
2 MaySatMay 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

20241 MayWedMay Day
2 MayThuMay Day Holiday
20231 MayMonMay Day
2 MayTueMay Day Holiday