Holidays in Albania 2026

There are 13 public holidays in Albania in 2026, seven of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2026, 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, 2026, 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.

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 March 20, 2026.

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, 2026.

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. Catholic Easter Sunday falls on April 5, 2026, while Orthodox Easter Sunday falls on April 12, 2026.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2026, 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 May 27, 2026, 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 now operates in over 100 countries. The holiday falls on September 5, 2026.

Independence Day
Independence Day is observed on November 28, 2026. 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 30, 2026. 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, 2026. The holiday commemorates the student's protests for social and economic reforms in December 1990.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is observed on December 25, 2026, 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 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Summer DayMar 14, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrMar 20, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
NowruzMar 22, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Nowruz HolidayMar 23, 2026MondayObserved
Catholic EasterApr 05, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Catholic Easter MondayApr 06, 2026MondayObserved
Orthodox EasterApr 12, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayApr 13, 2026MondayObserved
Labour DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaMay 27, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Mother Teresa DaySep 05, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 28, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Liberation DayNov 29, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Liberation Day HolidayNov 30, 2026MondayObserved
National Youth DayDec 08, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Albania in 2026.

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