New Public Holiday in Hungary

New Public Holiday in Hungary

The National Assembly has declared Good Friday a public holiday, so from April 14, 2017 Easter will be a four-day public holiday. Good Friday is a public holiday in 14 European countries, including Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria and Estonia.

This is important information for employers and employees, while elementary school pupils and high school and vocational school students will not be effected, since for them Good Friday has already been a holiday. The last day of school before spring break is April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) and the first school day after the break is April 19, 2017 (Wednesday).

With this decision there are 11 public holidays in Hungary, which fall or may fall on weekdays:
January 1.
March 15.
Good Friday
Easter Monday
May 1.
Pentecost Monday
August 20.
October 23.
November 1.
December 25.
December 26.

Public holidays in Hungary in 2017.
January 1, 2017New YearSunday
March 15, 2017National DayWednesday
April 14, 2017Good FridayFriday
April 16, 2017EasterSunday
April 17, 2017EasterMonday
May 1, 2017International Workers’ DayMonday
June 4, 2017PentecostSunday
June 5, 2017PentecostMonday
August 20, 2017the day of the Foundation of HungarySunday
October 23, 2017National DayMonday
November 1, 2017All Saints’ DayWednesday
December 25, 2017ChristmasMonday
December 26, 2017ChristmasTuesday


The number of public holidays in some European countries

In Germany there are 17 public holidays, in Bulgaria 16, in Slovakia 15, in Croatia 14, in Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland 13, and in Denmark, France and Belgium 12.