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North Macedonia (Rep. of) : 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: Denar (MKD)
  • Internet domain: .mk - Telephone code: +389 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
    Each religious community has its own set of holidays, on top of national holidays
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday November 30, 2022Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday December 31, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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    Wednesday January 18, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday January 19, 2023Orthodox EpiphanyOrthodox
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    Friday January 27, 2023Saint SavaSchool holidays
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    Monday January 30, 2023Three Holy Hierarchscards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday April 8, 2023International Day of the RomaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday April 10, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Friday April 14, 2023Optional holidayOrthodox
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    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 23, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 24, 2023St Cyrilus and St MethodiusOrthodox
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    Arbor Day

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    Wednesday November 30, 2022
    Culture : Autumn tree-planting day - from 2013 onwards

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    School holidays :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Optional holiday

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Orthodox : Orthodox Christmas Eve only observed by the Orthodox community

    Orthodox Christmas Day

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    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Wednesday January 18, 2023
    School holidays : Http://orcenikolov.edu.mk
    Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of education
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    Languages: Macedonian, Serbian, Albanian, Romani, Bosnian, Turkish, Aromanian
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    number of teaching days: 172
    Some classes work on Saturday
    School uniform may be required required

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    Orthodox Epiphany

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    Thursday January 19, 2023
    Orthodox : Also called Vodici

    Saint Sava

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    Friday January 27, 2023
    School holidays : (1175 - January 14, 1235), originally the prince Rastko Nemanjić (Serbian: Растко Немањић) (son of the Serbian ruler and founder of the Serbian medieval state Stefan Nemanja and brother of Stefan Prvovenčani, first Serbian king), is the first Archbishop of Serbia (1219-1233), the most important saint in the Serbian Orthodox Church (Wikipedia)

    Three Holy Hierarchs

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    Monday January 30, 2023
    cards/flowers : Refers to Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. Wikipedia

    Maslenitsa

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Arbor Day

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    Culture : From 2008 onwards

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Optional holiday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the First Rom World Congress in London in 1971. Marks the beginning of the first International Roma organization and the introduction of the name Rom (instead of Gypsy), and of the Romani anthem and flag, observed by the Roma community only

    International Day of the Roma

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Culture :

    Optional holiday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic : Easter Monday only observed by the Catholic community

    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

    Optional holiday

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Orthodox : Orthodox Good Friday only observed by the Orthodox community

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Culture : not a paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Orthodox : Vtor den Veligden

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Optional holiday

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    Tuesday May 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : National Day of the Vlachs

    St Cyrilus and St Methodius

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    Wednesday May 24, 2023
    Orthodox : Commemorates the creation of the Slavic Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius. The celebration also commemorates the introduction of literacy and the preaching of the gospels in the Slavonic language by the brothers.