Annual Leave, Holidays, Non-Working Days and Hours In 2023

The Labour Law regulates employers’ right to annual leave. The use of annual leave is not only the employee’s right but also the employer’s obligation. CONFIDA Croatia provides an overview of the relevant provisions related to the use of annual leave and a list of holidays, non-working days, and the total number of working hours in 2023.

Annual Leave

The Labour Law prescribes the obligations that the employer must comply with when using annual leave. The right to annual leave regulates collective agreements, labour regulations and employment contracts. In addition, the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia also prescribes the use of annual leave.

For each calendar year, the employee has the right to a paid leave of at least four weeks. The by-laws mentioned above can determine a longer duration of annual leave than is prescribed by law.

An employee who has just been employed or has a break between two employment relationships of more than eight days is entitled to full annual leave after six months of continuous employment with the same employer. Annual leave is determined depending on the employees’ weekly work schedule.

Holidays and non-working days

Holidays and non-working days determined by law, as well as temporary incapacity for work and days of paid leave, are not included in the duration of annual leave. In the below tables, you can find the list of holidays and non-working days as well as the number of working hours in 2023.

Table of holidays and non-working days

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January 1 New Year
January 6 Epiphany
April 9 Easter
April 10 Easter Monday
May 1st Labour Day
May 30 Statehood Day
June 8 Corpus Christi
June 22 Anti-Fascist Struggle Day
August 5 Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
August 15 Assumption of Mary
November 1 All Saint’s Day
November 18 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Homeland War,Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar and Škabrnja
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Saint Stephen’s Day

Table of working hours for 2023 (full-time)

January 176 168 8
February 160 160 0
March 184 184 0
April 160 152 8
May 184 168 16
June 176 160 16
July 168 168 0
August 184 176 8
September 168 168 0
October 176 176 0
November 176 168 8
December 168 152 16
IN TOTAL 2080 2000 80

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