Bosnia and Herzegovina

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events


Public Holidays

DateEnglish nameLocal nameRemarks
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayNova Godina 
2 January2nd day of the New YearDrugi dan Nove Godine 
6 JanuaryEpiphanyBogojavljenje (Sveta Tri kralja) 
7 JanuaryOrthodox ChristmasBožić (Божић) 
9 JanuaryRepublic DayDan RepublikeThe Bosnian Constitutional Court declared the annual holiday unconstitutional[1]
14 JanuaryNew YearNova godina (Нова година)According to the Julian calendar
1 MarchIndependence dayDan nezavisnosti 
...EasterUskrsEaster always falls on a Sunday from 22 March to 25 April inclusive.
...Easter MondayUskrsni ponedjeljakEaster Monday always falls on a Monday from 23 March to 26 April inclusive.
...EasterVaskrs (Васкрс) 
1 MayLabour DayDan rada 
2 May2nd day of the Labour DayDrugi dan Dana rada 
60 days post EasterCorpus ChristiTijelovo (Tijelo i Krv Kristova) 
9 MayVictory DayDan pobjede 
15 AugustAssumption of MaryUznesenje Blažene Djevice Marije (Velika Gospa) 
28 AugustAssumption of MaryVelika Gospojina (Велика Госпојина) 
1 NovemberAll Saints DaySvi Sveti 
2 NovemberAll Souls DayDušni dan 
21 NovemberDayton Agreement DayDan uspostave Opšteg okvirnog sporazuma za mir u Bosni i Hercegovini 
25 NovemberStatehood DayDan državnostiThis holiday is celebrated in all counties of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina except in the County of Western Herzegovina
25 DecemberCatholic ChristmasBožić 
26 DecemberSt. Stephen's DayStipandan (Stjepandan) 
1st day of MuharramNew YearMuslimanska Nova GodinaAccording to the Islamic calendar
12th day of Rabee'ul-AwwalProphet's AnniversaryMevlud 
10th day of Dhul HijjaEid ul-AdhaKurban BajramReligious holiday for 4 days
1st day of ShawwalEid ul-FitrRamazanski BajramReligious holiday for 3 days


Feasts that are not official public holidays

DateEnglish nameLocal nameRemarks
6 MaySt. George's DayĐurđevdan 
24 JuneSt. John the Baptist's DayIvandan 
28 JuneSt. Vitus' DayVidovdan 
12 JulySt. Peter's DayPetrovdan 
2 AugustSt. Elijah's DayIlindan 
8 SeptemberNativity of Virgin MaryRođenje Blažene Djevice Marije (Mala Gospa) 
21 SeptemberNativity of Virgin MaryMala Gospojina 
8 NovemberSt. Demetrius' DayMitrovdan 
27 DecemberSt. John's DayIvandan 
2nd day of Eid ul-FitrDay of the martyrsDan šehida

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