Holidays in Albania

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Below is a list of public holidays in the European nation of Albania.

Jan 1-2 - New Year's Days (National holiday)

Feb 14 - Valentine's Day (Observance)

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Mar 8 - Mothers' Day (Observance)

Mothers Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. It is an annual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country.

Mar 14 - Summer Day [Dita e Verës] (National holiday)

March equinox (Season)

There are two equinoxes every year in March and September when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal.

Mar 22 - Nevruz Day (National holiday)

Good Friday (Observance)

Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christs Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.

Holy Saturday (Observance)

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.

Easter Sunday (National holiday)
Easter Monday (Observance)
Good Friday [Orthodox] (Observance)
Easter Saturday [Orthodox] (Observance)
Easter Sunday [Orthodox] (National holiday)
Easter Monday [Orthodox] (Observance)

May 1 - Labour Day/May Day (National holiday)

May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers.

Fathers' Day (Observance)

Fathers Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.

End of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) National holiday

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

September equinox (Season)

There are two equinoxes every year in March and September when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal.

Feast of the Sacrifice (National holiday)

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Oct 19 - Mother Teresa Beatification Day [Dita e Nënë Terezës] (National holiday)

Oct 31 - Halloween (Observance)

Many people around the world celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31. It is also known as All Hallows Eve and is the day before All Saints Day. Costume parties are held and many children go trick-or-treating around this time of the year.

Nov 28 - Independence Day (National holiday)

Nov 29 - Liberation Day (National holiday)

Dec 8 - National Youth Day (National holiday)

Dec 22 - December Solstice (Season)

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve (Observance)

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Dec 25 - Christmas Day (National holiday)

Dec 31 - New Year's Eve (Observance)