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New Year's Day
Bosnia and Herzegovina

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

20251 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThuNew Year Holiday
20261 JanThuNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year Holiday
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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a “pack of holidays” surrounding New Year’s Day on 1 January. First of all, 2 January is also a public holiday. Thus, New Year’s is a two-day celebration, and if you include New Year’s Eve, a three-day celebration in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Next, Catholic regions of the country also observe Christmas on 25 December and Saint Stephen’s Day on 26 December. Plus, people in these areas observe Epiphany on 6 January.

In areas where Orthodox Serbs are the majority, 7 January is a public holiday. This is the date of Eastern Orthodox Christmas.

Previous Years

20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueNew Year Holiday
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday