Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Slovenia

Colorful traditional costumes are a highlight of Slovenia’s National Day of Culture.
  • 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 Slovenia.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Slovenia. 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.
  • See upcoming holidays and festivals across Europe


October 31:  Reformation Day (closures)

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

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

December 25:  Christmas Day (closures)

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day; Independence and Unity Day (closures)


January 1:  New Year’s Day (closures)

January 6:  Epiphany

February 8:  National Day of Culture (celebrates Slovenian culture and national poet France Prešeren; closures)

February 1–18:  Kurentovanje Carnival (Ptuj)

April 5–6:  Easter Sunday and Monday (closures)

April 27:  National Resistance Day (closures)

May 1:  May Day/Labor Day (some closures)

May 2:  Labor Day Holiday (closures)

May 24:  Pentecost

June 4:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)

July–August:  Ljubljana Summer Festival

August 15:  Assumption Day (closures)