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National holidays in the Republic of Slovenia are work-free days, except Primož Trubar Day, Day of Slovenes in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation, Day of Restoration of the Primorska Region to the Motherland, Sovereignty Day and Rudolf Maister Day, which are not work-free days.

National Holidays

  • 1 and 2January: New Year Holiday
  • 8 February: Prešeren Day, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday
  • 27 April: Day of Uprising Against the Occupation
  • 1 and 2 May: Labour Day
  • 8 June:Primož Trubar Day
  • 25 June: Statehood Day
  • 17 August:Unification of Prekmurje Slovenes with the Mother Nation*
  • 15 September:Return of Primorska to the Motherland*
  • 25 October:Sovereignty Day*
  • 1 November:  Day of Remembrance for the Dead
  • 23 November:Rudolf Maister Day*
  • 26 December: Independence and Unity Day

* Not a work-free day.

Other work-free days

  • Easter Sunday, Easter Monday
  • Whit Sunday– Whitsuntide Holiday
  • 15 August– Feast of the Assumption
  • 31 October– Reformation Day
  • 25 December– Christmas Day

Displaying the flag of the Republic of Slovenia on holidays

The Act Regulating the Coat-of-Arms, Flag and Anthem of the Republic of Slovenia and the Flag of the Slovenian Nation lays down that the flag of the Republic of Slovenia is to be displayed during national holidays in the Republic of Slovenia:

  • on 8 February, Prešeren Day, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday,
  • 27 April, Day of Uprising Against the Occupation,
  • 1 and 2 May, Labour Day,
  • 25 June, Statehood Day, and
  • 26 December, Independence Day.

The flag is to be displayed on buildings that are the official premises of state authorities and local community authorities, and may also be displayed on other public buildings, residential buildings and other appropriate locations.  The flag is to be displayed for the duration of the holiday. In addition to the flag of the Republic of Slovenia, the flag of the Slovenian nation may also be displayed.  In the geographic areas where the Italian or Hungarian national communities reside, the national community flag is also displayed.