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Christmas Day in Serbia

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.

Is Christmas Day a Public Holiday?

Christmas Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.

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About Christmas Day

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Christmas Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2017SatJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2018SunJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2019MonJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2020TueJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2021ThuJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2022FriJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2023SatJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2024SunJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2025TueJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2026WedJan 7Christmas DayNational holiday, Orthodox

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