Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Slovenia

  • 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.


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

April 27:  National Resistance Day

May 1:  Labor Day (some closures)

May 29:  Ascension

June 8–9:  Pentecost and Whit Monday

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

June 25:  National Day (closures)

July–August:  Ljubljana Summer Festival

August 15:  Assumption Day

October 31:  Reformation 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; Independence and Unity Day (closures)


January 1:  New Year's Day

January 6:  Epiphany

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

February 1–18:  Kurentovanje Carnival (Ptuj)