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Business Practices in Albania

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Guide to doing business in Albania
Culture crossing guide for Albania
Opening Hours and Days
Most Albanian stores are open from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm and occasionally open on Saturday morning.
Administrations are usually open from Monday to Thursday, from 8 am to 5 pm, and on Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. There is no law defining the opening times of stores, and many will therefore stay open all weekend.

Public Holidays

New Year 1 January
New Year 2 January
Nevruz festival (Spring festival) 22 March
Catholic Easter 12 April
Orthodox Easter 19 April
Labor Day 1 May
Fitër Bajrami (end of Ramadan) Varies
Beatification of Mother Teresa 19 October
Kurban Bajrami (Aid al-Adha) Varies
Independence Day 28 November
National Liberation Day 30 November
Christmas Day 25 December
Holiday Compensation
Generally, when a public holiday falls on a week end, either the Friday or the Monday is taken in compensation.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Christmas period Between 24 December and 3 January

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