Holidays & Observances in Serbia
Serbia is a European country in the Balkan region. It connects both Central and Southeastern Europe, so its culture reflects both of these two regions. It has also been dominated by many different empires, creating a diverse identity for the Balkan state. Most of the Serbian people practice Serbian Orthodox Christianity, but the minority religions in Serbia are extremely diverse, led by Catholicism and Islam. Serbia is a secular state, but much of the culture reflects its orthodox roots. Christian holidays are some of the most important holidays in the country. Because the Orthodox Church follows the Julian calendar, they are celebrated on different dates than the Gregorian dates celebrated by most countries.