Holidays in Slovakia 2023, days off (official dates)

This article is devoted to such a topic: holidays in Slovakia 2023. In it, we will list all the significant dates in the Slovak Republic. We will indicate which of them will be non-working days. At the end of the publication, you will find the number of working days and hours in Slovakia for 2023 by month. We have also prepared a calendar of holidays in Slovakia 2023.

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Holidays in Slovakia 2023 – what you need to know

There are four types of significant dates in Slovakia. Three of them are regulated by Law no. 241/1993 (Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on Public Holidays, Days of Rest and Memorial Days). Here are the types of significant dates:

  1. State holidays.
  2. Rest days.
  3. Days of Remembrance.
  4. Unofficial holidays.

There are six public holidays in Slovakia. These days, all residents of the country have an official non-working day. Although in some cases this day may be a working day if it is specified in the contract. For example, many utilities and municipal services, service companies, etc. work on holidays.

Rest days are not public holidays. But on these dates, all residents of Slovakia have the right to a day off. The only difference from public holidays is that these days are timed to coincide with less significant dates.

Memorial Days are associated with significant dates in the history of Slovakia. These events can be both positive and negative. Events may be held on Memorial Day, but they are official working days.

Unofficial holidays are not regulated by law. They are full time employees. But local administrations, institutions and organizations can arrange events and celebrations for unofficial holidays.

Below we have listed the holidays in Slovakia 2023. They are arranged in chronological order and broken down by month. For your convenience, those holidays on which the inhabitants of Slovakia have a non-working day, we highlighted in bold .

January

  • January 1, 2023 – Day of the establishment of the Slovak Republic, public holiday, non-working day.
  • January 6, 2023 – Epiphany (Three Kings and the Christmas holiday of Orthodox Christians), rest day, non-working day.

February

  • February 14, 2023 – Valentine’s Day, unofficial holiday, working day.

March

  • March 6, 2023 – Day of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, memorial day, working day.
  • March 8, 2023 – International Women’s Day, unofficial holiday, working day.
  • March 25, 2023 – Day of struggle for human rights, memorial day, working day.

April

  • April 7, 2023 – Good Friday (Friday of the Passion of the Lord), rest day, non-working day.
  • April 10, 2023 – Easter Monday (Bright Monday), day of rest, non-working day.
  • April 13, 2023 – Day of the unjustly persecuted, memorial day, working day.

May

  • May 1, 2023 – Labor Day (holiday), Accession Day of the Slovak Republic to the European Union (Memorial Day), non-working day.
  • May 4, 2023 – Anniversary of the death of M. R. Stefanik, memorial day, working day.
  • May 8, 2023 – Victory Day over fascism, day of rest, non-working day.

Who is M. R. Stefanik?

Milan Rastislav Stefanik was a Slovak astronomer, politician and military leader. He is known for his contributions to the field of astronomy and to the Slovak struggle for independence. M.R. Stefanik was educated in natural sciences and philosophy at the Charles University in Prague. Then he continued his studies at universities throughout Europe. He ended up working as an assistant at the Meudon Observatory outside of Paris.

In 1914, M. R. Stefanik returned to Slovakia and played a decisive role in leading the opposition against Hungarian control over the country. Later, during the First World War, he allied with France, fighting on their side as a general and diplomatic representative. Stefanik died tragically at the age of 39 while returning home from a diplomatic mission in the United States.

June

  • June 7, 2023 – Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak people, memorial day, working day.
  • June 21, 2023 – The day when the occupation troops of the Soviet Army left Czechoslovakia in 1991, memorial day, working day.
  • June 24, 2023 – Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Communist Regime, Remembrance Day, working day.

July

  • July 5, 2023 – Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius (public holiday), Day of Slovaks living abroad (commemorative day), non-working day.
  • July 17, 2023 – Anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Slovak Republic, memorial day, working day.

August

  • August 4, 2023 – Mother’s Day Slovak, memorial day, working day.
  • August 10, 2023 – Day of victims of mountain accidents, memorial day, working day.
  • August 21, 2023 – Day of victims of the occupation of Czechoslovakia 1968, memorial day, working day.
  • August 29, 2023 – Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising, public holiday, non-working day.

Slovak national uprising

The Slovak National Uprising began on August 29, 1944, when Slovak resistance rose up against Nazi Germany and the collaborationist government of Józef Tiso. The uprising was aimed at overthrowing the regime and creating an independent Slovakia, free from German influence.

Despite the rebels’ initial success, they were eventually defeated by the Nazi forces, with severe consequences for the civilian population such as massacres, deportations, and forced labor camps.

September

  • September 1, 2023 – Constitution Day of Slovakia, public holiday, non-working day.
  • September 9, 2023 – Day of victims of the Holocaust and racial violence, memorial day, working day.
  • September 15, 2023 – Sorrowful Mother of God, day of rest, non-working day.
  • September 19, 2023 – Day of the creation of the Slovak National Council, memorial day, working day.
  • September 22, 2023 – Day against hate speech against children, memorial day, working day.

October

  • October 6, 2023 – Day of the heroes of the Carpatho-Duklja operation, memorial day, working day.
  • October 12, 2023 – Samizdat Day, memorial day, working day.
  • October 27, 2023 – Day of the tragedy in Chernivtsi, memorial day, working day.
  • October 28, 2023 – Day of the formation of an independent Czechoslovak state, public holiday, non-working day.
  • October 29, 2023 — Ludovit Štur’s birthday, memorial day, working day.
  • October 30, 2023 – Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation, memorial day, working day.
  • October 31, 2023 – Reformation Day, memorial day, working day.

November

  • November 1, 2023 – All Saints Day, day of rest, non-working day.
  • November 17, 2023 – Day of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy, public holiday, non-working day.

December

  • December 24, 2023 – Christmas Eve, rest day, non-working day.
  • December 25, 2023 – The first holiday of Christmas, a day of rest, a non-working day.
  • December 26, 2023 – The second holiday of Christmas, a day of rest, a non-working day.
  • December 30, 2023 – The day when Slovakia was declared an independent ecclesiastical province, memorial day, working day.
  • December 31, 2023 – New Year’s Eve, unofficial holiday, working day.

Working days and hours by months in Slovakia 2023

  • January – 21 days, 168 hours.
  • February – 20 days, 160 hours.
  • March – 23 days, 184 hours.
  • April – 18 days, 144 hours.
  • May – 21 days, 168 hours.
  • June – 22 days, 176 hours.
  • July – 20 days, 160 hours.
  • August – 22 days, 176 hours.
  • September – 19 days, 152 hours.
  • October – 22 days, 176 hours.
  • November – 20 days, 160 hours.
  • December – 19 days, 152 hours.

In total, in 2023 there will be 247 working days or 1976 hours in Slovakia. An 8-hour working day was used to calculate the quantity.

Holidays in Slovakia 2023, calendar

Holidays in Slovakia 2023
Holidays in Slovakia 2023. Designations: Red – non-working day, blue – working day.

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