Public holidays in Slovakia September 15th, 2011 Go Pushkin

Public holidays in Slovakia

Slovakia national and public holidays

Slovakia public holidays

January 1 Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic Deň vzniku Slovenskej republiky
January 6 Epiphany Sviatok Troch kráľov
March-April Good Friday Veľký piatok
March-April Easter Monday Veľkonočný pondelok
May 1 Labour Day Sviatok práce
May 8 Day of victory over fascism* Deň víťazstva nad fašizmom
*The end of World War II in Europe; initially celebrated one day later
July 5 St. Cyril and Methodius Day* Sviatok svätého Cyrila a svätého Metoda
*Slavic missionaries Cyril and Metod came from the Balkans to Great Moravia to bring Christian faith and literacy
August 29 Slovak National Uprising anniversary* Výročie Slovenského národného povstania
*The Slovaks rose against Nazi Germany
September 1 Day of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic* Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky
*The constitution of independent Slovakia was adopted in Bratislava in 1992
September 15 Day of Blessed Virgin Mary, patron saint of Slovakia* Sedembolestná Panna Mária
*The Patron saint of Slovakia is the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints’ Day* Sviatok všetkých svätých
*Cemeteries are visited on this day
November 17 Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day* Deň boja za slobodu a demokraciu
*Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and especially the demonstration in 1989 in Prague considered to mark the beginning of the Velvet Revolution
December 24 Christmas Eve Štedrý deň
December 25 Christmas Day prvý sviatok vianočný
December 26 St. Stephen’s Day druhý sviatok vianočný

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