Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Slovakia

  • 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.


May 1:  Labor Day (some closures)

May 8:  Liberation Day

May 29:  Ascension

June 8–9:  Pentecost and Whit Monday

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

July 5:  Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day

August 15:  Assumption Day

August 29:  National Uprising Day (commemorates uprising against Nazis)

September 1:  Constitution Day

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

November 17:  Velvet Revolution Anniversary

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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


January 1:  New Year's Day

January 6:  Epiphany

April 3–6:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday)