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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity