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Slovakia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .sk - Telephone code: +421 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
European Truck Ban: 00:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Wednesday August 10, 2022Day of Mining Disaster VictimsSpecial Events
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Sunday August 21, 2022Day of Victims of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968Events, celebrations...
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Monday August 29, 2022Slovak National Uprising DaySecular holiday
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Thursday September 15, 2022Our Lady of Seven SorrowsSecular holiday
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Thursday October 27, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday October 28, 2022State holidayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Thursday November 17, 2022Struggle for Liberty and Democracy DaySecular holiday
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Thursday December 22, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveSecular holiday
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday January 1, 2023Origin of the Slovak RepublicSecular holiday
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday February 17, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 27, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Day of Mining Disaster Victims

Wednesday August 10, 2022
Special Events : Since 2011

Day of Victims of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Sunday August 21, 2022
Culture : from 2021 -- NOT a public holiday

Slovak National Uprising Day

Monday August 29, 2022
Secular holiday : The Slovak National Uprising was an armed insurrection organized by Slovak anti-Nazi resistance movements during WWII. It was launched in August 1944 from Banská Bystrica. [Wikipedia]

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows

Thursday September 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Recalls the Sorrows the Virgin Mary endured in compassion for the suffering and death of her Divine Son. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

Thursday October 27, 2022
School holidays :

State holiday

Friday October 28, 2022
Culture : Before the break-up of Czechoslovakia, October 28 was celebrated as a national holiday. It dropped from the list after the creation of independent Slovakia in 1993, and was not even marked as a memorial day. This changed only in 1999. NOT a day off

Daylight Saving Time

Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

Struggle for Liberty and Democracy Day

Thursday November 17, 2022
Secular holiday : On the morning of November 17th 1989 no one would have ever believed that the events of that day would lead to the collapse of forty years of Communist rule. A quiet and peaceful student march was violently cracked down by police. Some 170 students were injured, triggering a wave of nationwide strikes and protests. Just weeks later, the Communist regime fell. But few people are aware that the student march was held to commemorate events fifty years earlier. On October 28th, 1939, a student demonstration protesting at the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia saw medical student Jan Opletal shot dead. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (beginning)

Thursday December 22, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Eve

Saturday December 24, 2022
Secular holiday : In certain countries, businesses may be closed half a day only. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas Day

Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

St Stephen's Day

Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Eve

Saturday December 31, 2022
Culture : Szilveszter

Origin of the Slovak Republic

Sunday January 1, 2023
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Friday January 6, 2023
Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Http://
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 461
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 610
Number of teaching days: 187
Usually no school on Saturday
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till Oct 2024; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Valentine's Day

Tuesday February 14, 2023
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Winter holiday (beginning)

Friday February 17, 2023
School holidays : One week later in Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Trenčín

Winter holiday (end)

Monday February 27, 2023
School holidays :