Macedonian Culture

Dates of Significance

The Christian calendar differs from the Catholic/Protestant calendar by two weeks. Thus, the dates of seminal Christian events are celebrated on different days in North Macedonia than what is familiar in the English-speaking West.


  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Christmas Day (7th of January)
  • Epiphany (19th of January)
  • Easter (Varies each year)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (24th of May)
  • Eid al-Fitr (26th of June)
  • St. Ilijas Day and Republic Day (2nd of August)
  • Independence Day (8th of September)
  • Eid al-Adha (Varies each year)
  • Day of People’s Uprising (11th of October)
  • Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle (23rd of October)
  • Albanian Alphabet Day (22nd of November)
  • Saint Kliment Ohridski’s Day (8th of December)
  • New Year’s Eve (31st of December)

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