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Holidays & Observances in Croatia

Croatia is a Southeast European country on the Adriatic Sea. Most Croatians practice Roman Catholicism with a small population practicing Greek Orthodoxy, so Christian holidays are very important. The most important holiday is probably Christmas, which lasts for a month each year beginning on St. Nicholas’s Day on December 6 and ending on Epiphany on January 6. Each of these holidays have their own specific traditions. On St. Nicholas’s Day, children put out their stockings for gifts from Saint Nicholas like many children around the world do on Christmas. The bad children, however, instead of receiving coal are said to be kidnapped by evil woodland spirits. Children also receive gifts from St. Nicholas on Christmas.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
National Day Independence Day Croatia National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence Day Croatia National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs