Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day||National|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday||National|
|3 Jan||Tue||New Year Holiday||Bosnian Federation|
|6 Jan||Fri||Orthodox Christmas Eve||Republika Srpska|
|7 Jan||Sat||Orthodox Christmas Day||Republika Srpska|
|9 Jan||Mon||Republic Day||Republika Srpska|
|14 Jan||Sat||Orthodox New Year||Republika Srpska|
|1 Mar||Wed||Independence Day||Bosnian Federation|
|14 Apr||Fri||Orthodox Good Friday||Republika Srpska|
|16 Apr||Sun||Catholic Easter Sunday||Bosnian Federation|
|16 Apr||Sun||Orthodox Easter Sunday||Republika Srpska|
|17 Apr||Mon||Catholic Easter Monday||Bosnian Federation|
|17 Apr||Mon||Orthodox Easter Monday||Republika Srpska|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day||National|
|2 May||Tue||Labour Day Holiday||National|
|9 May||Tue||Victory Day||Republika Srpska|
|25 Jun||Sun||Ramadan Bajram||Bosnian Federation|
|28 Jun||Wed||St Vitus Day||Republika Srpska|
|1 Sep||Fri||Kurban Bajram||Bosnian Federation|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day||Bosnian Federation|
|21 Nov||Tue||Dayton Agreement Day||Republika Srpska|
|25 Nov||Sat||Statehood Day||Bosnian Federation|
|25 Dec||Mon||Catholic Christmas Day||Bosnian Federation|
National holidays are governed by the Law on Public Holidays of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Labor Laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia is also attempting to comply with the European Social Charter for employment actions.
The Law on Public Holidays has established two national holidays celebrated in each region of the country. The other 16 national holidays celebrated in this country are set up on a regional basis.
A majority of these holidays are based on religious beliefs. Bosnia has three major religions that are practiced within the country: Orthodox Christians, Christians and Muslims. Each of these religious sects lives in a different region and has different holidays.
The government has provided that each of these regions and religions are entitled to their own holidays, without the entire country celebrating each event.
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