Public holidays in Albania

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Below is a list of public holidays in Albania.[1]

If a non-working public holiday happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Official Holidays[2]
Date English name Albanian name Remarks
January 1 - January 2 New Year's Day Viti i Ri
March 14 Summer Day Dita e Verës ratified by Albanian Parliament (2004) as an official and national holiday
March 22 Nowruz Dita e Sulltan Nevruzit Bektashi Order day
March 27 - March 28 Catholic Easter Pashkët Katolike date varies
May 1 - May 2 Orthodox Easter Pashkët Ortodokse date varies, trailing Catholic Easter by 0 to 5 weeks.
May 1 May Day Dita Ndërkombëtare e Punonjësve Worker's day
July 5 Eid al-Fitr Bajrami i Madh (Fitër Bajrami) date varies
September 12 Eid al-Adha Bajrami i Vogël (Kurban Bajrami) date varies
October 19 Mother Teresa Day Dita e Nënë Terezës ratified by Albanian Parliament as an official and national holiday
November 28 Independence Day Dita e Pavarësisë  Albanian Declaration of Independence
November 29 Liberation Day Dita e Çlirimit
December 8 Youth Day Dita Kombëtare e Rinisë ratified by Albanian Parliament (2010) as an official and national holiday
December 25 Christmas Krishtlindjet  


Not official Holidays
Date English name Albanian name Remarks
January 6 Epiphany Uji i Bekuar ose Epifania ose Thefania not official – working day
March 2 League of Lezhë day Dita e Besëlidhjes së Lezhës not official – working day
March 7 Teacher's Day Dita e Mësuesit not official – working day
June 1 Children's Day Dita Ndërkombëtare e Fëmijëve not official[3] – working day
August 15 Assumption of Mary Dita Shën Marisë ose Pashka e Vogël not official – working day
November 22 Alphabet Day Dita e Alfabetit not official – working day
November 12 The emergence of the KLA Dalja në skenë e UÇK-s not official – working day
November 28 Constitution Day Dita e Kushtetutës not official – working day
December 6 Saint Nicholas Day Dita e Shën Kollit not official – working day
December 24 Christmas Eve Krishlindjet Christmas Eve, optional bank holiday

References

  1. ^ Per festat zyrtare dhe ditet perkujtimore
  2. ^ "Kalendari i festave zyrtare 2016". www.bankofalbania.org. Banka e Shqipërisë.
  3. ^ official website of Tirana
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