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Serbia : 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: New Dinar (YUM)
  • Internet domain: .rs - Telephone code: +381 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday December 30, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 20232nd JanuarySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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    Saturday January 14, 2023New Year's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday January 23, 2023Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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    Friday January 27, 2023Saint SavaSchool holidays
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Serbia National DayNational Day
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    Thursday February 16, 2023Serbia National DayNational Day
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    Friday February 24, 2023Belgrade Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday March 24, 2023Anniversary of the 1999 NATO bombingSpecial Events
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Novi Sad MarathonSports events
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Friday April 14, 2023Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday April 17, 2023Tennis OpenSports events
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    Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday April 23, 2023Belgrade MarathonSports events
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Victory DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday May 16, 2023Belgrade fairTradeshows
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    Tuesday May 23, 2023National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 30, 2022
    School holidays :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    2nd January

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Optional holiday

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Fathers' Day

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    cards/flowers : Paterice

    Orthodox Christmas Day

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    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day

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    Saturday January 14, 2023
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    Christmas holidays (end)

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    School holidays : Http://ranac.rs/
    Official calendar
    Students and school employees have the right not to attend or not to work in the days of their specific religious holidays (Islam, Jewish, Catholic)
    International schools follow different calendars
    study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): not rated
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Number of teaching days: 170
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required
    University of Belgrade ranking: Times Higher Education #800/QS ranking #801-1000/Shanghai #201-300

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2023 (Central Serbia & Vojvodina); Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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    Saint Sava

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    Friday January 27, 2023
    School holidays : (1175 - January 14, 1235), originally the prince Rastko Nemanjić (Serbian: Растко Немањић) (son of the Serbian ruler and founder of the Serbian medieval state Stefan Nemanja and brother of Stefan Prvovenčani, first Serbian king), is the first Archbishop of Serbia (1219-1233), the most important saint in the Serbian Orthodox Church (Wikipedia)

    Serbia National Day

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first Serbian Constitution in 1835

    Serbia National Day

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    Thursday February 16, 2023
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    Belgrade Film Festival

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    Friday February 24, 2023
    Culture : Www.fest.rs/ lasts 2 weeks - in Belgrade 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Anniversary of the 1999 NATO bombing

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    Friday March 24, 2023
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    Novi Sad Marathon

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Sports events : Www.marathon.org.rs 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 7, 2023
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    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
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    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

    Orthodox Good Friday

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    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 bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... 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 is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    Orthodox Holy Saturday

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
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    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Tennis Open

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Sports events : lasts 9 days -- in Belgrade 2023 edition confirmed

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    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.

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

    Belgrade Marathon

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Sports events : Www.bgdmarathon.org 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Victory Day

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Culture : WW2 celebration

    Belgrade fair

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    Tuesday May 16, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 3 days - http://sajam.co.rs in Belgrade (tourism, wine, agriculture) 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    National Day of the Vlachs

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    Tuesday May 23, 2023
    Culture :