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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

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence and Unity Day - Slovenia National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Independence and Unity Day - Slovenia National, Federal, Bank, Public
Union Day / Unity Day / Unification Day Independence and Unity Day - Slovenia National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday 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
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Statehood Day - Slovenia National, Federal, Bank, Public
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Reformation Day Reformation Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs