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Albania bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 5 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Albania Public Holidays in 2018
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day (Dita e Vitit tė Ri)
      2 Tue New Year Holiday
Mar. 14 Wed Summer Day (Dita e Verės)
     22 Thu Nevruz (Dita e Nevruzit)
Apr.  1 Sun Catholic Easter (Pashkės Katolike)
      2 Mon Catholic Easter Monday
      8 Sun Orthodox Easter (Pashkės Ortodokse)
      9 Mon Orthodox Easter Monday
May   1 Tue International Labor Day (Dita Ndėrkombėtare e Punės)
June    Fri Lesser Bajram / End of Ramadan (Bajramit tė Madh)
Aug.    Tue Greater Bajram / Feast of Sacrifice (Kurban Bajramit)
Oct.    Fri Mother Theresa Day (Dita e Lumturimit tė Nėnė Terezės)
Nov.    Wed Independence Day (Dita e Pavarėsisė)
        Thu Liberation Day (Dita e Ēlirimit)
Dec.    Sat National Youth Day (Dita Kombėtare e Rinisė)
        Mon National Youth Day Holiday
        Tue Christmas Day (Krishtlindja)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

09 Jan 2016 Albanian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced its annual list of the official Albanian bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Albania for the calendar year 2016.  07 Apr 2015 Albanian Bank Holidays Amended (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The Central Bank of Albania has announced that it would modify the list of annual bank holidays in Albania to match the recent announcement by the government of Albania of the reversal of the 2009 decision to stop declaring a day in lieu additional non-working public holiday on any Monday that follows a weekend public holiday in Albania.  01 Apr 2015 Albanian Public Holidays Amended (Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania, via its Deputy Prime Minister, Niko Peleshi, has announced an immediate reversal of its predecessor's 2009 decision to stop declaring a day in lieu additional non-working public holiday on any Monday that follows a weekend public holiday in Albania.  16 Nov 2014 Albanian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Albania for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  04 Oct 2013 Albanian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced its annual list of Albanian official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  05 Nov 2012 Albanian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013.  01 Dec 2011 Albanian December 3 Day Of National Mourning (Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Albania-Tirana) Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, has declared Saturday, December 3, 2011, a national Day of Mourning, to honour Leka Zogu I, the heir to King Zog, who died in Tirana yesterday.  20 Oct 2011 Albanian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official public holidays in the calendar year 2012.  01 Nov 2010 Albanian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official public holidays in the calendar year 2011.  01 Dec 2009 Albanian 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Bank of Albania-Tirana) The government of Albania has announced the list of Albanian official public holidays in the calendar year 2010.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Albania public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Albania are governed by the law 7651 of December 21, 1992, and the labour code of 1995 (law 7961) as amended by law 7780 of December 22, 1993.  Weekend Public Holidays: The labour code of 1995 (art. 86-2) stipulated that public holidays that fell on a Sunday were moved to the following Monday. Then, law 7780 of December 22, 1993, further stipulated that public holidays falling on a Saturday or a Sunday should be observed on the following Monday. However, the dispositions of law 7780 of December 22, 1993, were abrogated effective in 2010.  Mother Theresa Day on October 19 does not refer to either her birthday or the day of her birth, but rather to the date when Mother Teresa, whose real name was Agnesa Gonxha Boiaxhiu, was beatified by Pope John Paul II, in 2003, only six years after her death.  Albania International Codes AL and ALB (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .al (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Albania information and news: Bank of Albania (Albania central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Albania maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Albania), and Wikipedia (includes Albania commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Albania, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Albania, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Albania.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Albania that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Albania were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Albania, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Albania, before planning any trip to Albania. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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