- Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on 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 Slovakia.
- 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.
August 29: National Uprising Day (commemorates uprising against Nazis; closures)
September 1: Constitution Day (closures)
September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows Day (closures)
November 1: All Saints’ Day/Remembrance Day (religious festival, some closures)
November 17: Velvet Revolution Anniversary (closures)
December 24–25: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)
December 26: Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day (closures)
January 1: New Year’s Day/Republic Day (closures)
January 6: Epiphany (closures)
April 3–6: Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures)
May 1: Labor Day (some closures)
May 8: Liberation Day (commemorates end of World War II; closures)
June 4: Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)
July 5: Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day (closures)