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Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Bosnia and Herzegovina public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of April 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Bosnia and Herzegovina public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Bosnian 2019 Labour Day Public Holidays Announced

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, May Day, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be observed on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Bosnian 2019 Independence Day Public Holiday March 1st

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Friday, March 1, 2019, would a non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that "in accordance with the Law on proclamation of the 1st of March as the day of independence of BiH (“Official Gazette of RBiH”, No. 9/95), state institutions, companies and other legal entities will not work on the Independence Day".
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Bosnian 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2019 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Bosnian Public Holidays January 1-2

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, New Year, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Tuesday, January 1, until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
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  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Bosnian Public Holiday November 26

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Monday, November 26, 2018, would be an additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Bosnian 2018 Independence Day Public Holiday March 1st

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Thursday, March 1, 2018, would a non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that "in accordance with the Law on proclamation of the 1st of March as the day of independence of BiH (“Official Gazette of RBiH”, No. 9/95), state institutions, companies and other legal entities will not work on the Independence Day".
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Bosnian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2018 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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2017

  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Bosnian 2017 Public Holiday March 1st

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Wednesday, March 1, 2017, would a non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that "in accordance with the declaration of March 1, national authorities, companies and other legal persons will not work".
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Bosnian Serb Republic January 6-7-9 Public Holidays

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The government of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Banja Luka, has proclaimed Monday, January 9, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in the Republika Srpska as a secular event without religious connotations, to heed the ruling of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court ruling about the law in its original form.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Bosnian 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2017 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Bosnian Public Holidays January 1-2-3

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, New Year, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Sunday, January 1, until Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Bosnian January 9 Public Holiday Referendum

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The National Assembly of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Banja Luka, has voted to hold a referendum on September 25, 2016, on the January 9 regional annual holiday ("Do you agree that January 9 should be marked and celebrated as the Day of Republika Srpska?"), to counteract last year's ruling by the Bosnian Constitutional Court that the January 9 public holiday in the Republika Srpska was "discriminatory and unconstitutional".
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Bosnian Public Holidays May 1-2-3

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has announced that, as per the federal Law on Public Holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the annual, 2-day, May Day, non-working public holidays of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will run from Sunday, May 1, until Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Bosnian Public Holiday January 9

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that, notwithstanding the recent declaration of the "Day of the RS" annual non-working public holiday, as unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Government of RS had nonetheless declared January 9, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in the RS part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Bosnian 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is to say, those of the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and of the Republic of Srpska (RS), have announced the dates of the 2016 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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2015

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  • 26
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  • Bosnian Public Holiday March 2

    Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo) - The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that Monday, March 2, 2015, would be another additional day in lieu non-working public holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Bosnian 2015 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 2015 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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2014

  • Jan
  • 16
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Bosnian 2014 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 2014 non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • 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.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • 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.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • 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.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • 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.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces Ramadan Dates

    B92 (Belgrade) - An official with the Islamic Sheikdom of Bosnia, Subhi Wassim, announced that the Muslim religious authorities in Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia had agreed to observe the start of the month of Ramadan on September 1, 2008.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Bosnia's Republic of Srpska Declares 3-Day Mourning

    B92 News - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska (one of the two political regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Milorad Dodik, declared three days of national mourning for President Milan Jelic, 51, who died last night.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Bosnia Fails To Approve Srebrenica Memorial Public Holiday

    BH Radio 1 (Sarajevo) - After protracted discussions, the Bosnian Serb Republic People's Assembly adopted the Law on Public Holidays, which most notably does not include a public holiday on July 11, to mark the date of the Srebrenica massacre.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Bosnia Declares 10 Days Of Public Holidays In January

    Onasa News Agency (MRT) - The Serb part of Bosnia Herzegovina, the Republika Srpska, has announced 10 non-working public holidays in January 2007.
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2004

  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Bosnia's Independence Day Public Holiday Update

    SRNA News Agency (Bijeljina) - Sarajevo and parts of the Bosnia-Hercegovina Federation with a Bosniak majority (FBiH) will observe March 1st as Independence Day, but not the Bosnian Serb Republic (RS) and areas of the Federation with a Croat majority.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Bosnia Declares Eid al Adha Public Holiday In RS

    Onasa News Agency (Banja Luka) - The government in the Republika Srpska (Bosnian Serb Republic, RS) has declared an official public holiday on February 2, for RS' Muslims, on the occasion of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, in its first such move ever.
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2003

  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Bosnia Might Revise National Day Public Holiday Date

    TV Bosnia-Hercegovina (Sarajevo) - The Prime Minister of the Serb-speaking part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dragan Mikerevic, has declined to take part in today's Independence Day ceremony in Sarajevo, as more politicians come out in favour of changing the date of the Independence Day public holiday.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Bosnian Statehood Day Public Holiday Update

    BH Radio 1 (Sarajevo) - Once again, the upcoming, November 25, Statehood Day public holiday will be marked differently in different parts of Bosnia Herzegovina.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Bosnia Croat Public Holiday On November 18

    Onasa News Agency - Monday, November 18, 2002, will be, for the first time, a public holiday in the municipalities of the Hercegovina-Neretva Canton with a Croat majority "on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of the foundation of Hrvatska Zajednica Herceg-Bosne".
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2000

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Bosnia Public Holidays Bill Stuck In Parliament

    TV Bosnia-Hercegovina (Sarajevo) - The Bosnia-Hercegovina parliament's House of Representatives has yet to schedule a vote for the bill outlining the public holidays of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as laid out in the agreement with the President.
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1997

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Bosnia Declares 10 January Public Holidays

    Bosnian Serb Television (Banja Luka) - The government of the Bosnian Serb Republic (Republic of Srpska) has issued a statement declaring the following days to be public holidays, and days off work, in January 1998; the 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th and 27th.
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See also: Bosnia and Herzegovina bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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