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Shops, post offices and businesses are closed on the following National Holidays:
New Year's Day 1 January
Epiphany 6 January
Easter Monday March/April
Labour Day 1 May
Corpus Christi 10 June
Day of Antifascist Resistance 22 June - marks the outbreak of resistance in 1941
Statehood Day 25 June
Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day 5 August --marks the end of 'Operation Storm'
Feast of the Assumption 15 August
Independence Day 8 October
All Saints' Day 1 November
Christmas 25 & 26 December
Watch out for bus, ferry and train schedules which usually change on national holidays. Traffic can also be heavier especially to and from the coast as Zagreb residents start and end a long weekend.
There is usually a grocery store or two open on the morning of a national holiday, even in the smallest town. Coastal towns depending on tourism are likely to have the most stores and businesses open but in small, out-of-the-way places the silence can be deafening.
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