Opening times and holidays
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OPENING TIMES

Banks:

  • Weekdays, 9 am-5 pm(some until 19:00)
  • Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm
  • Sundays, only designated branches

Post offices:

  • Weekdays 8 am-7 pm
  • Saturdays 8 am-2 pm
  • Sundays, only designated branches

Food stores:

  • Weekdays 6 am-8 pm (some until 10 pm)
  • Saturdays 6 am-6 pm (some until 10 pm)
  • Sundays 6 am-2 pm
  • There are also 24-hour food stores

Markets:

  • Open daily 6 am-5 pm

Shopping centres:

  • Daily 10 am-10 pm

Petrol stations:

  • Daily 6 am-8 pm
  • There are also 24-hour petrol stations

Health care institutions:

  • Weekdays 7 am-7 pm
  • Saturdays 7 am-1 pm (some until 7 pm)
  • There are 24-hour departments in hospitals and clinics

Pharmacies:

  • Weekdays 8 am-8 pm
  • Saturdays 8 am-3 pm
  • Sundays, only designated pharmacies
  • There are also 24-hour pharmacies

Museums:

  • Most are closed on Mondays
  • Varied opening times throughout the week

NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS:

  • 1st and 2nd January – New Year
  • 7th January – first day of Orthodox Christmas
  • 15th February – Sretenje (Visitation of the Virgin), Serbian National Statehood Day
  • 1st and 2nd May – May Day
  • Orthodox Easter – from Good Friday to the second day of Easter

On non-working holidays only after-hours shops and institutions are open. If the second day of a two-day holiday falls on a Sunday, then Monday is also a non-working day.

All Serbian citizens are entitled to non-working holidays for their own religious festivals, depending on their faith.

  • For Christians: Christmas Day and Easter holidays
  • For Muslims: the first day of Ramadan Eid and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)
  • For Jews: the first day of Yom Kippur

The Serbian Orthodox Church calculates its religious festivals according to the old, Julian calendar, which runs behind the Gregorian calendar by 14 days.

WORKING HOLIDAYS:

  • 27thJanuary – Saint Sava’s Day, Day of Spirituality
  • 9th May – Victory Day
  • 28th June – St Vitus’ Day (Vidovdan)
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