Holidays in Albania 2024

There are 14 public holidays in Albania in 2024, three of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Summer Day
Summer Day, observed on March 14, 2024, is the first day of the new year in the Albanian calendar, marking the start of the summer season and the end of the winter season. People will light bonfires in the yards to drive away from the darkness of the winter season.

Nowruz is also known as the Iranian New Year or Persian New Year. It is the first day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian solar calendar. Nowruz marks the Persian calendar's first day of spring and the beginning of the year. The holiday falls on March 22, 2024.

Easter Sunday
Easter is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Most Western churches follow the Gregorian Calendar, while Eastern Orthodox churches follow the Julian Calendar. Therefore, Western Easter and Eastern Orthodox Easter Sundays often fall on different dates. It falls on March 31, 2024, in Western churches and May 5, 2024 in Eastern churches.

Eid al-Fitr
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday falls on April 9, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 17, 2024 , and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Mother Teresa Day
Mother Teresa Day commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, who founded the Missionaries of Charity to help all poor and sick people. The Missionaries of Charity was first expanded throughout India, then abroad, and it is now operated in over 100 countries. The holiday falls on September 5, 2024.

Independence Day
Independence Day is observed on November 28, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Albania's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912.

Liberation Day
Liberation Day is a public holiday in Albania, observed on November 29, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Albania's liberation from Nazi German forces in 1944.

National Youth Day
National Youth Day is observed on December 8, 2024. The holiday commemorates the student's protests for social and economic reforms in December 1990.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is observed on December 25, 2024, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Albania 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Summer DayMar 14, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
NowruzMar 22, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Catholic EasterMar 31, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Catholic Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayObserved
Eid al-FitrApr 09, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox EasterMay 05, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayMay 06, 2024MondayObserved
Eid al-AdhaJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Mother Teresa DaySep 05, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 28, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Liberation DayNov 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
National Youth DayDec 08, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
National Youth Day HolidayDec 09, 2024MondayObserved
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Albania in 2024.

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