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Holy Saturday in Serbia

Holy Saturday is the day between Jesus Christ's crucifixion (Good Friday) and his resurrection (Easter Sunday), according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christians commemorate the burial of Christ on this day.

Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday?

Holy Saturday 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 Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

As midnight approaches, Orthodox worshippers light candles, and church bells announce the resurrection of Christ at midnight.

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About Holy Saturday

Read more about Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatApr 15Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2018SatApr 7Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2019SatApr 27Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2020SatApr 18Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2021SatMay 1Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2022SatApr 23Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2023SatApr 15Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2024SatMay 4Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2025SatApr 19Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2026SatApr 11Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox
2027SatMay 1Holy SaturdayNational holiday, Orthodox

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.