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Slovenia

Holidays & Observances in Slovenia

Slovenia is a central European country on the Adriatic Sea. It is a former member of Yugoslavia and since independence has been the most economically successful of all former Yugoslavian countries. For most of the country’s history Christianity has dominated the population, but in recent years Slovenia has become more and more secular. This began during communist rule when religion was discouraged, but religious adherence has continued shrink since the end of communism. Despite the growing secularism, most Slovenians still celebrate important Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter regardless of faith.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
DST starts Daylight Saving Time Time Related
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Statehood Day - Slovenia Independence Day Public
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
DST ends Daylight Saving Time Time Related
Reformation Day Reformation Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Protestant
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
Independence and Unity Day - Slovenia Independence Day Public
Independence and Unity Day - Slovenia National Day Public
Independence and Unity Day - Slovenia Union Day / Unity Day / Unification Day Public
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity