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Internet Portal Study in Croatia contains general information about staying and studying in Croatia.

Croatian Public holidays

New Year's Day                           January 1

Epiphany – Three Kings                January 6

Easter and Easter Monday            March or April

Labor Day                                  May 1

Corpus Christi                            June

Anti-fascism Day                          June 22

National Day (Dan državnosti)       June 25

National Thanksgiving Day            August 5

Assumption of Our Lady              August 15

Independence Day                     October 8

All Saints’ Day                            November 1

Christmas                                  December 25, 26    


Postal and Telephone Services  

Most post offices in the city center are open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 18 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Post stamps can be bought at post offices or at kiosks.     

For international calls, you can call either from the post office or public telephone booths. Phone cards in the value of 25, 50, 100 or 200 HRK can be bought in all post offices and kiosks and used in every telephone booth in Croatia.   Croatia is currently home to five GSM networks: T-Mobile Croatia (network code 098), VIP (network code 091), TOMATO (network code 092), TELE2 (network code 095) and BONBON (network code 097). Pre-paid mobile services are provided by all these operators.  


Important telephone numbers 

Emergency alert                                          112

Police                                                        192

Fire brigade                                                193

Ambulance                                                 194

Information center                                      9985

Road assistance (HAK)                                  9987

Taxi                                                           205-205

Information service                     - railway     060 33 34 44                                               

                                               - bus          060 33 44 66  


The international telephone access code for Croatia is +385. The area code for Osijek is 031.
Omit the 0 when dialing from abroad.        



The official currency of the Republic of Croatia is called the kuna (HRK). Banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 HRK. Smaller values are issued as coins (1, 2 and 5 kuna), and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipas. One kuna is equivalent of 100 lipas. Currency may be exchanged in banks, exchange offices and post offices in accordance to the valid exchange rate. Eurocheques can be exchanged in banks. Cash can be withdrawn from ATM machines with internationally valid debit cards.   


Credit cards

Most restaurants and shops accept all major credit cards (American Express, Diners, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in most tourist agencies and hotels.  



Pharmacies in Osijek are scattered in all city parts. They are open all day long, usually from from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Pharmacies at two locations (at the main city square Trg Ante Starčevića and in the Main Medical Center located in Park k. P. Krešimira IV) are open 24 hours a day.  



Shops, local groceries and shopping centres are open Monday to Saturday usually from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays until 1 p.m. Shopping centres (malls) are open all day long (monda - Sunday    

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