There are 11 public holidays in North Macedonia in 2025, three of which fall on weekends: Saturday and Sunday.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christmas Day 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. It is celebrated on January 7, 2025.
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 31, 2025.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.
Labor Day is observed on May 1, 2025, 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.
St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day
St. Cyril and St. Methodius were two brothers born in the 9th century in Greece. They both became missionaries when they grew up and brought Christianity to the Slavic peoples of central Europe. The holiday falls on May 24, 2025.
Republic Day is a public holiday in North Macedonia on August 2, 2025. The holiday commemorates the Ilinden Uprising of 1903, organized by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization against the Ottoman Empire, and the First Assembly of Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM) in 1944 during World War II in Yugoslav Macedonia.
Independence Day is a public holiday in North Macedonia, observed on September 8, 2025. The holiday commemorates the referendum for Independence that took place in 1991.
Revolution Day, the day of the Macedonian Uprising against fascism, is a public holiday in North Macedonia, observed on October 11, 2025. The holiday commemorates the beginning of the Macedonian resistance to the Axis forces in 1941.
Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle Day
Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle Day is a public holiday in North Macedonia on October 23, 2025. The holiday commemorates the establishment of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization in 1893.
Saint Kliment Ohridski Day
Saint Kliment Ohridski, observed on December 8, 2025, was one of the most prominent disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius, who brought Christianity to the Slavic peoples of central Europe. Kliment was known for the establishment of the two literary academies. He taught theology in the Slavonic language in the academies and trained about 3,500 students.
The following is the list of public holidays in North Macedonia 2025.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Christmas Day||Jan 07, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Mar 31, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Easter Monday||Apr 21, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day||May 24, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day||Aug 02, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Sep 08, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Revolution Day||Oct 11, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Oct 23, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Saint Kliment Ohridski Day||Dec 08, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in North Macedonia in 2025.