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A preview of the Macedonia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, 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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Macedonia Public Holidays in 2020
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day (Nova Godina)
        Tue Christmas Day (Orthodox)
Apr.    Mon Orthodox Easter Monday (Vtor den Veligden)
May     Fri Labour Day (Den na trudot)
        Sun Ramazan Bajram (End of Ramadan)
        Sun Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day
        Mon Ramazan Bajram Holiday
        Mon Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day Holiday
Aug.    Sun Iliden Day (Republic Day)
        Mon Iliden Day Holiday
Sep.    Tue Independence Day
Oct.    Sun Uprising Against Facism Day
        Mon Uprising Against Facism Day Holiday
        Fri Day of the Macedonian Revolution
Dec.    Tue St. Kliment Ohridski (St. Clement of Ohrid)
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Recent News and Updates

15 Jan 2017 Macedonian 2017 Theophany Public Holiday (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Thursday, January 19, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Orthodox religion in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Orthodox Epiphany (Theophany or Vodici) annual sectorial non-working public holiday of Macedonia.  03 Jan 2017 Macedonian Christmas 2017 Public Holidays (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Saturday, January 7th, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming annual "first day of Christmas by the Orthodox calendar" annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia.  21 Dec 2016 Macedonian Catholic Christmas 2016 Public Holiday (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Sunday, December 26, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the annual Catholic Christmas non-working public holiday for "Catholic citizens" in Macedonia.  28 Nov 2016 Macedonian Tree-Planting Public Holiday November 30 (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced the declaration of Wednesday, November 30, 2016, as another Tree-Planting national non-working public holiday for the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.  22 Oct 2016 Macedonian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  03 Sep 2016 Macedonian Independence Public Holiday September 8 (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Thursday, September 8, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday for all the citizens of Macedonia on account of the upcoming Independence Day annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia.  30 Jun 2016 Macedonian Public Holiday July 5 (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Tuesday, July 5, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming "first day Ramadan Bairam" annual public holiday in Macedonia for the calendar year 2016.  18 May 2016 Macedonian Public Holiday May 24 (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Tuesday, May 24, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Macedonia "for all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia" on account of the upcoming "Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day" annual public holiday in Macedonia.  25 Apr 2016 Macedonian Public Holidays May 1-2 (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Monday, May 2, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Easter Monday" annual sectorial non-working public holiday in Macedonia, as well as being a nationwide non-working public holiday in Macedonia on account of the upcoming Labour Day annual non-working public holiday of Macedonia falling on a Sunday in 2016.  23 Apr 2016 Macedonian Public Holiday April 29 (Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia-Skopje) Macedonia's Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has announced that Friday, April 29, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday for citizens of the Orthodox faith in Macedonia on account of the upcoming "Good Friday, Friday before Easter" annual sectorial non-working public holiday.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Macedonia 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 the Republic of Macedonia are regulated by the aptly named Law on holidays in Republic of Macedonia (2007), by which Macedonia changed several of its holidays. There are some new national holidays and many holidays for members of specific religions. This schedule lists the national holidays as well as some of the main observances from different relligious groups. Although the changes were initially slated for 2008, many were implemented in the second half of 2007.  Weekend Public Holidays: When a Macedonian holiday falls on a weekend day, the Government of Macedonia usually issues a proclamation a few days before the holiday informing the public that a different day will be the observed holiday.  Orthodox New Year is not a public holiday although it is celebratedby some.  Religious and Ethnic Holidays: The following are Government-designated religious and ethnic community holidays that are only for those of specific faiths or ethnic communities. In our listing we have included holidays reseved for those of Orthodox faith (65% of the population), Muslim faith (33% of the population), and of Albanian ethnicity (25% of the population).  Public holidays afforded to other minorities (none amounting to more than 4% of the population) are: January 27 - Saint Sava (Serbian community) April 8 - International Day of the Roma (Roma community) Easter Monday (Catholics) May 23 - National Day of the Vlachs (Vlach community) Yom Kippur, first day of Yom Kippur (Jewish faith) November 1 - All Saints Holiday (Catholic faith) December 21 - Day of the Turkish Language (Turkish community).  Bill on Amending the Law on State Holidays: A law implementing a full revision of the national public holidays in Macedonia was begun in January 2007 and the bill finally passed on February 8.  Weekend Public Holidays: Sometimes when a Macedonian public holiday falls on a weekend day, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia makes a proclamation, a few days before the public holiday, to inform the general public that a different day will be the "observed" public holiday.  Ilinden Day is the national day of Macedonia and commemorates Uprising Day (August 2, 1903), also known as Saint Elijah's Day.  SS. Cyril and Methodius Day was celebrated for the first time in 2007, on Thursday, May 24.   Yom Kippur is a Macedonian public holiday for those of Jewish faith only and Kurban Bajram is a holidays for those of Moslem faith only.  Orthodox New Year is not an official public holiday but is nevertheless widely celebrated.  Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) is Orthodox Assumption.  Macedonia International Codes MK and MKD (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mk (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Macedonia information and news: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Macedonia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Macedonia), and Wikipedia (includes Macedonia 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 Macedonia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Macedonia, 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 Macedonia.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Macedonia 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 Macedonia 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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, 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 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Macedonia, 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 Macedonia, before planning any trip to Macedonia. 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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