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The holidays of Bosnia and Herzegovina include, in various jurisdictions:

Public Holidays

  Public holiday of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Public holiday of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Public holiday of Republic of Srpska
  Roman Catholic feast (public holiday of counties and municipalities in which Croats are majority)
  Orthodox feast (public holiday of municipalities in which Serbs are majority)
  Islamic feast (public holiday of counties and municipalities in which Bosniaks are majority)
Date English name Local name Remarks
1 January New Year's Day Nova Godina
2 January 2nd day of the New Year Drugi dan Nove Godine
6 January Epiphany Bogojavljenje (Sveta Tri kralja)
7 January Orthodox Christmas Božić (Божић)
9 January Republic Day Dan Republike The Bosnian Constitutional Court declared the annual holiday unconstitutional[1]
14 January New Year's Day Nova godina (Нова година) According to the Julian calendar
1 March Independence Day Dan nezavisnosti
... Easter Uskrs Easter always falls on a Sunday from 22 March to 25 April inclusive.
... Easter Monday Uskrsni ponedjeljak Easter Monday always falls on a Monday from 23 March to 26 April inclusive.
... Easter Vaskrs (Васкрс)
1 May Labour Day Dan rada
2 May 2nd day of the Labour Day Drugi dan Dana rada
60 days post Easter Corpus Christi Tijelovo (Tijelo i Krv Kristova)
9 May Victory Day Dan pobjede
15 August Assumption of Mary Uznesenje Blažene Djevice Marije (Velika Gospa)
28 August Assumption of Mary Velika Gospojina (Велика Госпојина)
1 November All Saints Day Svi Sveti
2 November All Souls Day Dušni dan
21 November Dayton Agreement Day Dan uspostave Opšteg okvirnog sporazuma za mir u Bosni i Hercegovini
25 November Statehood Day Dan državnosti This holiday is celebrated in all cantons of the Federation entity except West Herzegovina
25 December Catholic Christmas Božić
26 December St. Stephen's Day Stipandan (Stjepandan)
1st day of Muharram Islamic New Year Muslimanska Nova Godina According to the Islamic calendar
12th day of Rabee'ul-Awwal Prophet's Anniversary Mevlud
10th day of Dhul Hijja Eid ul-Adha Kurban Bajram Religious holiday for 4 days
1st day of Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr Ramazanski Bajram Religious holiday for 3 days

Feasts that are not official public holidays

  Roman Catholic feast
  Orthodox feast
  Islamic feast
Date English name Local name Remarks
6 May St. George's Day Đurđevdan
24 June St. John the Baptist's Day Ivandan
28 June St. Vitus' Day Vidovdan
12 July St. Peter's Day Petrovdan
2 August St. Elijah's Day Ilindan
8 September Nativity of Virgin Mary Rođenje Blažene Djevice Marije (Mala Gospa)
21 September Nativity of Virgin Mary Mala Gospojina
8 November St. Demetrius' Day Mitrovdan
27 December St. John's Day Ivandan
2nd day of Eid ul-Fitr Festival of Breaking the Fast Ramazanski Bajram

See also


  1. ^ "Brcko Supervisor Rejects Bosnian Serb Referendum :: Balkan Insight". Retrieved October 26, 2016.