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Albania : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Lek (ALL)
  • Days when banks, administrations, businesses, schools are closed in Albania
    Iso Code: AL - Internet domain: .al - Telephone code: 355 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset (CET): +1 (DST: yes 30/03/2014 - 26/10/2014)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday may 6, 2024Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Thursday may 23, 2024National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday june 14, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday september 5, 2024Mother Teresa's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 16, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Thursday november 28, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Friday november 29, 2024Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    National Day of the Vlachs

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Culture :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Mother Teresa's Day

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    Thursday september 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 27, 1910. She died in Calcutta, India, on September 5, 1997.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    Independence Day

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    Thursday november 28, 2024
    Secular holiday : Turkish rule of Albania was ended with the Balkan War. Independence was proclaimed in 1912.

    Liberation Day

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    Friday november 29, 2024
    Secular holiday : Withdrawal of German troops in 1944.