Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Croatia

  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates at the festival's website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Croatia.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Croatia. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn't a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.

2014

April 18–21:  Easter Weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday) 

May 1:  Labor Day (some closures)

May 29:  Ascension

June 8–9:  Pentecost and Whit Monday

Early June:  Dance Week Festival (Zagreb)

June 19:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)

June 22:  Antifascist Struggle Day (closures)

June 25:  Statehood Day (closures)

July 10–August 25:  Dubrovnik Summer Festival

July 15–20:  International Folklore Festival (costumes, songs, dances from all over Croatia; Zagreb)

July 28August 1:  Motovun Film Festival

August 5:  National Thanksgiving Day

August 15:  Assumption Day

August 15–18:  Diocletian Days (toga-clad celebrations, Split)

October 5, 12, and 19:  White Truffle Days (Livade)

October 8:  Independence Day

November 1:  All Saints' Day/Remembrance Day (religious festival, some closures)

November 11:  St. Martin's Day (official first day of wine season)

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day (closures)

2015

January 1:  New Year's Day

January 6:  Epiphany