Holidays in Kosovo 2023

There are 12 public holidays in Kosovo in 2023, three of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, 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, 2023.

Independence Day
The holiday is observed on February 17, 2023, commemorating the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919, in which Afghanistan was granted complete neutral relations between Afghanistan and Britain.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Kosovo, observed on April 9, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the new Kosovo constitution formally consented on April 9, 2008.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. The holiday is observed on April 10, 2023 in Western churches and April 17, 2023 in Eastern churches.

Eid al-Fitr
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, 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 21, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, 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.

Europe Day
Europe Day, observed on May 9, 2023, commemorates the Schuman Declaration, a famous speech made by French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Robert Schuman on May 9, 1950. The Declaration proposed integrating French and West German coal and steel under a single authority to prevent future conflicts. It led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 28, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, 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 Kosovo 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
New Year HolidayJan 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
New Year HolidayJan 03, 2023TuesdayObserved
Orthodox Christmas DayJan 07, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Christmas HolidayJan 09, 2023MondayObserved
Independence DayFeb 17, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Constitution DayApr 09, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Constitution Day HolidayApr 10, 2023MondayObserved
Catholic Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayApr 17, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 21, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Europe DayMay 09, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 28, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Kosovo in 2023.

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