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Public holidays are observed in the Republic of Macedoniamarker for a number of reasons, including for religious religious and national significance. They are generally accompanied by celebrations.

Date English name Macedonian name Remarks
1 - 2 January New Year Нова Година, Nova Godina  
7 January Christmas Day (Orthodox) Прв ден Божик, Prv den Božik  
march/april Good Friday (Orthodox) Велики Петок, Veliki Petok Ortodox Easter and other Easter dates do not match; see: Date of Easter
march/april Easter Sunday (Orthodox) Прв ден Велигден, Prv den Veligden -"-
march/april Easter Monday (Orthodox) Втор ден Велигден, Vtor den Veligden -"-
1 May Labour Day Ден на трудот, Den na trudot  
24 May Saints Cyril and Methodius Day Св. Кирил и Методиј, Ден на сèсловенските просветители; Sv. Kiril i Metodij, Den na sèslovenskite prosvetiteli  
2 August Day of the Republic Ден на Републиката, Den na Republikata Day when the Republic was established in 1944, also Ilinden uprising in 1903 and victory in Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.
8 September Independence Day Ден на независноста, Den na nezavisnosta Day of independence from Yugoslavia
11 October Revolution Day Ден на востанието, Den na vostanieto Beginning of Anti-fascist war during WWII in 1941
23 October Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle Ден на македонската револуционерна борба,Den na makedonskata revolucionarna borba Day when the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) was established in 1893.
1 Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr Рамазан Бајрам, Ramazan Bajram moveable, see: Islamic Calendar
8 December Saint Clement of Ohrid Day Св. Климент Охридски, Sv. Kliment Ohridski  

Besides these, there are several major religious & minorities holidays:

Date English name Macedonian name Celebrated by
6 January Christmas Eve Бадник, Badnik Orthodox christians
19 January Baptism of Jesus Водици, Vodici Orthodox christians
28 August Assumption of Mary Успение на Пресвета Богородица, Uspenie na Presveta Bogorodica Orthodox christians
1 November All Saints Day Сите Светци, Site Svetci Catholics and Protestants
22 November Albanian Alphabet Day Ден на Албанската азбука, Den na Albanskata azbuka Ethnic Albanians
25 December Christmas Божиќ, Bozik Catholics and Protestants
variable Easter Monday Втор ден Велигден, Vtor den Veligden Catholics and Protestants
variable Pentecost Духовден, Duhovden Orthodox christians, 7 weeks after Good Friday
variable Kurban Bayram Курбан Бајрам, Kurban Bajram Muslims
variable Yom Kipur Јом Кипур, Jom Kipur Jews


  1. According to The Law of Public holidays in the Republic of Macedonia, issued in "Службен весник на Република Македониjа", number 21/98 and 18/07, 2007, see here (in Macedonian), retrieved on November 17, 2008.

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