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Macedonian 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Macedonia (Skopje)
Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: October 14, 2021

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 2021 ("Programa na nerabotni denovi za 2021 godina" - Програма на неработни денови за 2021 година).

As usual (2019-10-19, 2018-10-22, 2017-10-21, 2016-10-22, 2015-10-27, 2015-01-05, 2014-01-11, 2013-01-01, 2012-12-03, 2011-11-03, 2010-10-22 and 2009-10-26), the aforementioned announcement, of the list of official non-working public holidays in Macedonia and Macedonian bank holidays for the calendar year 2021 ("Согласно со Законот за празниците на Република Македонија (Сл.весник на РМ број 21/98 и 18/07) во 2021 година неработни денови се"), follows the 2007 Bill on Amending the Law on State Holidays (2007-02-08), always with the possible addition of last-minute public holidays, most commonly the frequent tree planting public holidays (2013-11-28, 2013-11-23, 2012-11-15, 2011-03-28, 2010-11-17, 2010-03-28, 2009-11-12, 2008-11-18, and 2008-03-12), though this seems to have been abandoned in recent years.

Contrary to what was the case in some years (2016-10-22 and 2015-01-05), a second day of public holiday in Macedonia has not been added for the Ramazan Bajram (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday of Macedonia in 2021.

As always, in addition to the 11 general public holidays listed in the aforementioned announcement, there are sectorial holidays that may be taken by: citizens of Orthodox religion, Catholic religion, Muslim religion, the Albanian community, the Serb community, the Roma community, the Vlach community, the Jewish community, the Bosniak community, and the Turkish community.

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