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Croatia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Croatia Bank Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (Nova godina)
        Fri Epiphany (Sveta tri kralja)
Apr.    Mon Easter Monday (Uskrsni ponedjeljak)
May     Mon Labour Day (Praznik rada)
June    Thu Corpus Christi Day (Tijelovo)
        Thu Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
        Sun Statehood Day
Aug.  5 Sat Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
     15 Tue Assumption Day (Velika Gospa)
Oct.  8 Sun Independence Day
Nov.  1 Wed All Saints' Day (Svi Sveti)
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day (Božic)
     26 Tue Saint Stephen's Day (Sveti Stjepan)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

15 Jan 2016 Croatia 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) The Government of Croatia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Croatia for the calendar year 2016, once again unchanged in the number of holidays as compared to previous years.  11 Jan 2015 Croatia 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) The Government of Croatia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Croatia for the upcoming calendar year 2015, once again unchanged in the number of holidays as compared to previous years.  30 Dec 2013 Croatia 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) The Government of Croatia has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Croatia for the upcoming calendar year 2014, unchanged in the number of holidays as compared to previous years.  31 Dec 2012 Croatia 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) The Government of Croatia has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Croatia for the upcoming calendar year 2013, unchanged in the number of holidays as compared to previous years.  06 Mar 2012 Croatians Support Public Holidays Cut (CRO Demoskop-Zagreb) A recent poll by the Croatian polling institute CRO Demoskop shows that almost half of the people questioned supported the recent government's proposal to reduce the number of non-working public holidays in Croatia.  09 Feb 2012 Croatian Public Holidays Cancellations Under Consideration (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) Following today's cabinet meeting, the Government of Croatia has announced that it was considering the elimination of 3 annual non-working public holidays.  31 Oct 2011 Croatian Electoral Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) Croatian President, Ivo Josipovic, has finally decided to announce the date of the upcoming elections on a regular non-working day, more specifically, Sunday, December 4, 2011.  16 Jul 2011 Croatian Public Holiday Possible December 5 or 6 (Government of the Republic of Croatia-Zagreb) Croatian President, Ivo Josipovic, is pushing for the upcoming elections to be held on Monday or Tuesday, December 5 or 6, 2011, which would mean the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Croatia on the chosen date.  21 Feb 2010 Croatia Sued To Drop August 5 Public Holiday (Balkan Insight-The Hague) Serbia has issued a counter-suit against Croatia in front of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), demanding, among other things, that Croatia remove the August 5, "Day of Victory and Homeland Gratitude and the Day of Croatian Defenders", from its list of public holidays.  02 Sep 2007 Croatia Declares September 3 Day Of National Mourning (AFP) The government of Croatia proclaimed Monday, September 3, 2007, a day of national mourning, following the death, last night, of a seventh of the firemen that had recently battled the wildfire on the Adriatic island of Kornat.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Croatia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Croatia are regulated by the 1996 Holidays, Memorial Days and Non-Working Days in the Republic of Croatia Act (Narodne novine, No. 33/96, 96/2001, 13/2002 and 112/05) which specifically lists the holidays in the Republic of Croatia, which are non-working days, and which was slightly amended in 2002 and 2005.  Religious Holidays: The above-quoted law specifies that citizens of the Republic of Croatia who are celebrating Orthodox Christmas on January 7th have the right not to work on that day. the same is true for citizens of Islamic denomination on the days of Ramadan Bairam and Kurbam Bairam, and for citizens of Jewish denomination on the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Weekend Public Holidays: The Labour Code states that if any of the days in Articles 1 (list of public holidays) and 3 (Orthodox Christmas exception) of this Act fall on a Sunday, holiday or non-working day, the following day is a working day.  Memorial Days: Memorial days in Croatia are regular working days: • 9th January - The Day of Adoption of the Resolution on Seceding Medimurje From Hungary. • 15th January - The Day of International Recognition of the Republic of Croatia the Sunday closest to May 15th, a commemorative day for Croatia’s victims in the struggle for freedom and independence. • 30th May – Croatian Parliament Day. • 25th September - The Day of Adoption of the Decision on Uniting Istria, The City of Rijeka, Zadar and the Islands with the Mother Country Croatia.  Shops and public services working hours: Most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays and until 2 or 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Some shops work a split-shift system: from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Many shops stay open until 10 p.m., even on Sundays, especially in summer, while certain shops in the larger cities are open for business 24 hours a day. Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Source: Croatian National Tourist Board.  Croatia International Codes HR and HRV (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .hr (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Croatia information and news: Croatian National Bank (Croatia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Croatia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Croatia), and Wikipedia (includes Croatia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Croatia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Croatia, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Croatia.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Croatia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Croatia, before planning any trip to Croatia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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