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Bank and Public Holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labour Day
Fri Labour Day Holiday
* Fri Day of Victory over Fascism (RS) Regional
* Sat St Vitus Day (RS) Regional
* Mon Ramadan Bajram (End of Ramadan) (FBiH) Regional
* Sat Kurban Bajram (Feast of Sacrifice) (FBiH) Regional
* Sat All Saints' Day (FBiH) Regional
* Fri General Framework Agreement Day (RS) Regional
* Tue Statehood Day (FBiH) Regional
* Thu Catholic Christmas (FBiH) Regional
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Recent News and Updates

16 Jan 2014 Bosnian Public Holidays Legislation Stalled (Federalna novinska agencija-Sarajevo) Almost 5 years after Bosnia's Council of Ministers approved an initial draft law on public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the process of turning that draft into law is seemingly stalled.  23 Nov 2012 Bosnian Public Holiday November 26 (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Monday, November 26, 2012, would be an additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  10 Nov 2012 Bosnian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Bosnian Federation and the Republic of Srpska) have announced the dates of the 2013 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  21 Oct 2012 Bosnian 2012 Kurban Bairam Public Holiday Moved (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that the previously-announced date for the upcoming Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday had also been moved to Friday, October 26, 2012.  15 Nov 2010 Bosnia Announces November 16 Public Holiday (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced the date of the upcoming Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday as Tuesday, November 16, 2010.  16 Nov 2009 Bosnia Declares November 19 Regional Public Holiday (Radio Srbija-Banja Luka) The Prime Minister of Bosnia's Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, has announced that Thursday, November 19, 2009, the day of the upcoming funeral of Patriarch Pavle, would be a day of mourning and an official non-working public holiday in the Republika Srpska.  04 Nov 2009 Bosnia Changes Date Of Upcoming Kurban Bayram Public Holiday (B92-Belgrade) The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has changed the date of the upcoming Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday from Saturday, November 28, to Friday, November 27, 2009.  13 Aug 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces Ramadan Dates (B92-Belgrade) The Islamic Sheikdom of Bosnia has announced that the first day of the month of Ramadan would be Friday, August 21, 2009, in conjunction with Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania.  18 Jul 2009 Bosnia Finally Approves Draft Law On Public Holidays (Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News-Sarajevo) After 15 years of wrangling between its ethnic components (the Bosnian Federation and the Republic of Srpska), Bosnia's Council of Ministers has finally approved a draft law on public holidays.  26 Nov 2008 Bosnia's Statehood Day Public Holiday's Woes Continue (Limun-Sarajevo) Only 2 of the 3 members of the Bosnia-Hercegovina Presidency attended this year's Statehood Day. As per custom, Chairman Nebojsa Radmanovic, the Serb member, was absent.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bosnia and Herzegovina public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Regions: Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the federal level is divided into two entities: Republika Srpska (RS) and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). Each of the three main communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina has its own religious public holidays which are often subject to change.  Religious Public Holidays: The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided to allow its citizens two working days per year to fulfil their religious needs. These days are not considered official holidays and the measure has been introduced to respect the religious and ethnic diversity of the country. Croats will usually take a second day for Catholic Christmas, while Muslims take a second day for the Eid al Adha public holiday.  Statehood Day (November 25) is, in principle a nationwide public holiday, but in practice it is only observed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), while the Republika Srpska (RS) prefers to observe a public holiday on November 21.  Bosnia and Herzegovina International Codes BA and BIH (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ba (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bosnia and Herzegovina information and news: Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bosnia and Herzegovina maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Wikipedia (includes Bosnia and Herzegovina commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bosnia and Herzegovina, before planning any trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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