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Albania : 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: Lek (ALL)
  • Days when banks, administrations, businesses, schools are closed in Albania
    Iso Code: AL - Internet domain: .al - Telephone code: 355 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset (CET): +1 (DST: yes 30/03/2014 - 26/10/2014)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday march 7, 2024Teachers' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 8, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday march 14, 2024Summer DaySecular holiday
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    Friday march 22, 2024NoruzZoroastrian
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    Friday march 29, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday march 31, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 8, 2024Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday april 8, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday april 16, 2024Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday may 6, 2024Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Thursday may 23, 2024National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Teachers' Day

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    Thursday march 7, 2024
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    Mothers' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
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    Summer Day

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    Thursday march 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Dita e Veres: the country's largest pagan festival. It is intended to celebrate the end of Winter, the rebirth of nature, and a rejuvenation of spirit among the Albanians. Although the epicenter of this festival is around Shkumbin region in Elbasan, the festival is widely celebrated in Tirana and as far afield as the Arbëresh colonies in Italy. [Wikipedia]

    Noruz

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    Friday march 22, 2024
    Zoroastrian : no means new and rouz means day in Persian. Celebrates new year in Iran and various Central Asian countries (as well as among the Kurds). Considered as the beginning of the Baha'í year

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    School holidays :

    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Tuesday april 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    National Day of the Vlachs

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Culture :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :