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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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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday May 8, 2022Liberation of the RepublicNational Day
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Monday May 23, 2022National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday June 21, 2022Day of the Departure of Occupation Troops of the Soviet Army from CzechoslovakiaEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday June 30, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday July 5, 2022Day of Slovaks Living AbroadEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday July 5, 2022St Cyrilus and St MethodiusOrthodox
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Sunday July 17, 2022Independence DayEvents, celebrations...
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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 1, 2022Constitution DaySecular holiday
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Monday September 5, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday September 15, 2022Our Lady of Seven SorrowsSecular holiday
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Sunday October 2, 2022Kosice MarathonSports events
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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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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Wednesday November 2, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday November 17, 2022Struggle for Liberty and Democracy DaySecular holiday
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Labour Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2011 on, this celebration is called the Day of Slovak Accession to the EU

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Liberation of the Republic

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Sunday May 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies in Berlin on May 8, 1945.

National Day of the Vlachs

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Monday May 23, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Day of the Departure of Occupation Troops of the Soviet Army from Czechoslovakia

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
Culture : NOT a public holiday

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :

Day of Slovaks Living Abroad

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Culture : from 2021 -- NOT a public holiday

St Cyrilus and St Methodius

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Tuesday July 5, 2022
Orthodox : Cyril and Methodius were two brothers born in Thessaloniki in the Byzantine Empire in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity in Khazaria and Great Moravia. They both perfected a Slavonic alphabet which is now known as the Cyrillic alphabet and translated the liturgy into this language. Wikipedia

Independence Day

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Sunday July 17, 2022
Culture : Day of the Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Republic - Declared on 17th of July 1992

Day of Mining Disaster Victims

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Wednesday August 10, 2022
Special Events : Since 2011

Day of Victims of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

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

Slovak National Uprising Day

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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]

Constitution Day

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Thursday September 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The Constitution of the Slovak Republic was ratified 1 September 1992, and became effective 1 January 1993). It was amended in September 1998 to allow direct election of the president and again in February 2001 due to EU admission requirements. The civil law system is based on Austro-Hungarian codes. The legal code was modified to comply with the obligations of Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and to expunge the Marxist–Leninist legal theory. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday September 5, 2022
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Our Lady of Seven Sorrows

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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

Kosice Marathon

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Sports events : Www.kosicemarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday October 27, 2022
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State holiday

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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

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

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Wednesday November 2, 2022
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Struggle for Liberty and Democracy Day

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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