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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 – The 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.     

The international telephone access code for Croatia is +385. The area code for Osijek is 031. Omit 0 (zero) in 031 when dialing from abroad.
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 hosting many GSM networks, of which T-Mobile Croatia (network code 098), VIP (network code 091), TOMATO (network code 092), TELE2 (network code 095) and BONBON (network code 097) are the most used.
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    




Money

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

Pharmacies in Osijek are located 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
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 Monday - Sunday from 9 am until 9 pm .

More about Croatia as a new EU member country: www.croatia.eu