Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Public holidays in Hungary are referred to as national holidays. In addition to officially sanctioned national holidays, the country observes numerous religious and political observances. All workers in Hungary are entitled to paid national holidays. Local and territorial observances are usually outlined in an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.
Hungary observes New Year’s Day and the following day as a holiday; Revolution Memorial Day; Easter Day; Easter Monday; Labour Day; Whit Monday; Hungary National Day and the following day which is observed as a national holiday; 1956 Revolution Memorial Day; All Saints’ Day; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In Hungary, several working days are observed as public holidays including Saint Nicholas Day and New Year’s Eve. Entitlement to unofficial national holidays are granted at the discretion of an employer.
In addition to national holidays, Hungary also recognizes several remembrance days, which are designated as country-wide observances. Workers are usually required to work on these days, unless otherwise specified by an employment contract. National observances include Saint Stephen’s Day, observed in honor of Hungary’s first King and the official day of the foundation of Hungary; Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust; National Defense Day; Day of National Unity and Day of the Independent Hungary. Multiple spring and summer festivals are held nationwide, usually on weekends. Some employers grant permission for workers to attend weekend festivals to spend time with family and friends. Festivals typically feature special musical concerts and performances in observance of Hungarian cultural traditions.
Hungarian Labour Laws
Employment laws are regulated by the Hungarian Labour Code, established in 2012. The Labour Code requires that all workers enter into a binding employment contract setting forth the terms of employment, wages, working hours and entitlement to benefits including paid holidays and annual leave. Collective bargaining agreements are common in most large industries in Hungary. Provisions in collective bargaining agreements establish an employee’s entitlement to benefits. Holiday entitlement varies according to the age of the employee and the length of employment. The average number of paid holidays ranges between 20 and 30 days per year. Workers 46 years of age and older are entitled to a minimum of 30 days paid leave per year.
According to Hungary’s labour laws, collective bargaining agreements and employment contracts outline provisions pertaining to wages, overtime compensation and entitlement to holiday and annual leave. Hungarian labour laws are simply guidelines established to assist employers when negotiating and enforcing employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements.
Public Holidays 2017
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|15 Mar||Wed||Revolution Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|5 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|20 Aug||Sun||Saint Stephen's Day /
|23 Oct||Mon||Republic Day|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||2nd Day of Christmas|
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