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Easter Day in Serbia

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Is Easter Day a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

It is common to crack or smash painted eggs on Orthodox Easter Day.

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About Easter Day

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Easter Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunApr 16Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2018SunApr 8Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2019SunApr 28Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2020SunApr 19Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2021SunMay 2Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2022SunApr 24Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2023SunApr 16Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2024SunMay 5Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2025SunApr 20Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2026SunApr 12Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox
2027SunMay 2Easter DayNational holiday, Orthodox

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