Public Holidays in Croatia

Planning Your Dream Vacation at Villa Agatha

Planning a family vacation in Croatia? Here’s a handy list of public holidays to help you avoid potential closures and plan exciting activities during your stay at Villa Agatha!

National Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1st (fixed)
  • Epiphany: January 6th (fixed)
  • Independence Day: June 25th (fixed)
  • Day of Croatian Martyrs: November 18th (fixed)
  • Christmas Day: December 25th (fixed)
  • St. Stephen’s Day: December 26th (fixed)

Memorial Days (non-working):

  • May 1st: International Workers’ Day
  • Easter Monday: Variable date
  • Anti-Fascist Uprising Day: July 27th (fixed)
  • Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day: August 5th (fixed)
  • Statehood Day: October 8th (fixed)

Additional notes for families:

  • School holidays: Croatian schools generally run from September to June, with longer breaks in July and August. This could be a good time to visit for families with school-aged children.
  • Local festivals: Many towns and villages hold their own festivals throughout the year, offering unique cultural experiences. Check local listings for details.
  • Opening hours: Be aware that some shops, restaurants, and attractions may have reduced hours or be closed on public holidays. Plan accordingly.

Benefits of visiting during non-peak season:

  • Lower prices: Accommodation and flights are often cheaper outside of peak season (typically June-August).
  • Fewer crowds: Enjoy a more relaxed and authentic experience.
  • Pleasant weather: Spring and autumn offer comfortable temperatures for exploring.

Remember: This is a general overview, and dates may vary slightly depending on the year. Always double-check official sources for the latest information.

Enjoy your unforgettable family vacation at Villa Agatha!


Date Public Holidays
01. January New Year‘s day
06. January Epiphany
changes annually Easter
01. May Labour Day
22. June Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
25. June Statehood Day
05. August Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
15. August Assumption Day
08. October Independence Day
01. November All Saints’ Day
25. & 26. December Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day