Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina, in short, often known as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula
  • Bosnia, Herzegovina and the Republic Srpska are the three distinct territories in this country.
  • Every territory having very different national holidays compare to other country
  • Bosnia divided into three major religious beliefs, such as Orthodox Christians, Catholic Christians and Muslims.
  • Each of these religious live in a different region and has different holidays
  • The Labor Laws of Bosnia require that employers provide a paid day off to all employees for national holidays
  • Employers are not require to provide paid day off for celebrations that does not recognize officially by the government

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Nova Godina) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonDay after New Year's Day (Drugi dan Nove Godine)
6 JanFriOrthodox Christmas Eve
7 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Day (Božić) - Orthodox Church recognizes 7 January as the day that Jesus was born
9 JanMonRepublic Day (Dan Republike) - The Bosnian Constitutional Court declared the annual holiday unconstitutional
14 JanSatOrthodox New Year's Day (Nova godina) - Known as Old New Year, New Year in the Julian calendar falls on 14 January in the Gregorian Calendar
1 MarWedIndependence Day (Dan nezavisnosti) - Celebrate independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
14 AprFriGood Friday - Catholic. Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
14 AprFriGood Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Orthodox. Moveable
16 AprSunCatholic Easter (Uskrs) - Or Resurrection Sunday. Is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion. Easter always falls on a Sunday between 22 March to 25 April inclusive
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day Or Resurrection Sunday. Is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion. Movable
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Catholic. Monday after Easter Sunday
17 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday - Movable
1 MayMonLabour Day (Dan rada) - International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago. Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
2 MayTueLabour Day Holiday - 2nd Day
9 MayTueVictory Day (Dan pobjede) - Republika Srpska. Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (Ramazanski Bajram) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. Religious holiday for 3 days
27 JunTueEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha (Kurban Bajram) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle. Religious holiday for 4 days
2 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday - Feast of the Sacrifice. Date varies on Lunar cycle
22 SeptFriHijri New Year (Muslimanska Nova Godina) - Islamic New Year. Marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day (Svi Sveti) - Is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown
21 NovTueGeneral Framework Agreement Day (Dayton Agreement Day) - Is the peace agreement reached at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, United States, in November 1995, and formally signed in Paris on 14 December 1995
25 NovSatStatehood Day (Dan državnosti) - Celebrated in all counties of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina except in the County of Western Herzegovina
25 DecMonCatholic Christmas (Božić) - Commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriDay after New Year's Day
6 JanTueOrthodox Christmas Eve
7 JanWedOrthodox Christmas Day
9 JanFriRepublic Day (Republic of Srpska)
14 JanWedOrthodox New Year's Day (Known as Old New Year, New Year in the Julian calendar falls on 14 January in the Gregorian Calendar)
1 MarSunIndependence Day (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
3 AprFriGood Friday (Catholic. Friday before Easter Sunday)
5 AprSunEaster (Catholic)
6 AprMonEaster Monday (Catholic. Monday after Easter Sunday)
10 AprFriGood Friday (Orthodox. Moveable)
12 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
13 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
2 MaySatLabour Day (2nd Day)
9 MaySatVictory Day (Republika Srpska. Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War)
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
25 SeptFriEid Al-Adha Holiday (date varies on Lunar cycle)
14 OctWedHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
1 NovSunAll Saints' Day
21 NovSatGeneral Framework Agreement Day
25 NovWedStatehood Day
25 DecFriChristmas (Catholic)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
2 JanSatDay after New Year's Day
6 JanWedOrthodox Christmas Eve
7 JanThursOrthodox Christmas Day
9 JanSatRepublic Day (Republic of Srpska)
14 JanThursOrthodox New Year's Day (Known as Old New Year, New Year in the Julian calendar falls on 14 January in the Gregorian Calendar)
1 MarTueIndependence Day (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
25 MarFriGood Friday (Catholic. Friday before Easter Sunday)
27 MarSunEaster (Catholic)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Catholic. Monday after Easter Sunday)
29 AprFriGood Friday (Orthodox. Moveable)
1 MaySunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
2 MayMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
2 MayMonLabour Day (2nd Day)
3 MayTueLabour Day Holiday
9 MayMonVictory Day (Republika Srpska. Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War)
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
8 JulFriEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
2 OctSunHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
1 NovTueAll Saints' Day
21 NovMonGeneral Framework Agreement Day
25 NovFriStatehood Day
25 DecSunChristmas (Catholic)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueDay after New Year's Day
6 JanSatOrthodox Christmas Eve
7 JanSunOrthodox Christmas Day
9 JanTueRepublic Day (Republic of Srpska)
14 JanSunOrthodox New Year's Day (Known as Old New Year, New Year in the Julian calendar falls on 14 January in the Gregorian Calendar)
1 MarThursIndependence Day (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Catholic. Friday before Easter Sunday)
1 AprSunEaster (Catholic)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Catholic. Monday after Easter Sunday)
6 AprFriGood Friday (Orthodox. Moveable)
8 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
9 AprMonOrthodox Easter Monday (Movable)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
2 MayWedLabour Day (2nd Day)
9 MayWedVictory Day (Republika Srpska. Celebrates the Russian victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the 2nd World War)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
11 SeptTueHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
1 NovThursAll Saints' Day
21 NovWedGeneral Framework Agreement Day
25 NovSunStatehood Day
25 DecTueChristmas (Catholic)

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