Holy Saturday 2021 in Albania

Globally, the day of Holy Saturday 2021 commemorates the day after the death of Jesus Christ after being crucified on the Holy Cross. It was on this day that the lifeless body of Jesus Christ was laid down in a tomb, according to the Holy Bible. This day falls after Good Friday and before Easter Sunday and is popularly called as Black Saturday, Easter Eve, Saturday before Easter and locally, Shtunës së (katolike) or Saturday (Catholic). Holy Saturday is observed by both the Catholics and Orthodox Christians residing in Albania. Vigils and prayers are held on this day by both the Catholics and Orthodox Christians, after which the Resurrection Morning is heartily welcomed.

When is Holy Saturday in 2021?

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Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday in Albania?

Holy Saturday is not a public holiday according to Holidays 2021. Most businesses, stores, and shops as well as all schools, universities, and government offices remain open on this day.

Holy Saturday Celebrations in Albania

Both Catholics and Orthodox Christians visit separate places located in Albania to mark the occasion. Catholics pay a visit to the Saint Stephen’s Cathedral located in the city of Shkoder. On the other hand, the Orthodox Christians attend Church services organised at the Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral, located in the capital city of Tirana. This Cathedral is regarded as one of the largest Christian Cathedrals in Albania.

People on this day attend Religious Vigils and Special Prayers till midnight to welcome Easter. It is a common sight for local Christians to gather at the public squares around eleven at night and be a part of the vigil while carrying a well-lit candle. When the clock strikes twelve, you can see locals proclaiming “Christ is Risen”. This marks the end of the Lent Fasting, which means people can consume food and gorge on delicious food and drinks. It is a common practice for locals to make a Holy Cross on the front doorway of their house by using the soot from their candles. This is considered as a form of protection from the Evil for the coming year ahead. However, the soot from the candle must only be used if the candle remains lit until the natives return back to their homes.

Holy Saturday Observances

సంవత్సరం వార రోజు తేదీ పేరు సెలవు రకం
2019 శని 20 ఏప్రిల్ Holy Saturday ఆచారము
2020 శని 11 ఏప్రిల్ Holy Saturday ఆచారము
2021 శని 3 ఏప్రిల్ Holy Saturday ఆచారము
2022 శని 16 ఏప్రిల్ Holy Saturday ఆచారము
2023 శని 8 ఏప్రిల్ Holy Saturday ఆచారము
2024 శని 30 మార్చి Holy Saturday ఆచారము
2025 శని 19 ఏప్రిల్ Holy Saturday ఆచారము
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