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Holidays and Observances in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayPublic holiday 
Jan 2ThursdayNew Year's (Day 2)Public holiday 
Jan 6MondayOrthodox Christmas EveOptional Holiday 
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday 
Jan 9ThursdayDay of the Republika SrpskaLocal holidayRS
Jan 14TuesdayOrthodox New YearLocal holiday, OrthodoxRS
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1SundayIndependence DayLocal holidayBiH
Mar 8SundayMothers' DayObservance 
Mar 8SundayBrčko District Establishment DayLocal holidayBrčko
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayOptional Holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayOptional Holiday 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayOptional Holiday 
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayObservance, Orthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOptional Holiday 
May 1FridayLabor DayPublic holiday 
May 2SaturdayLabor Day (Day 2)Public holiday 
May 9SaturdayVictory DayLocal holidayRS
May 9SaturdayVictory DayWorking holidayBiH
May 24SundayEnd of RamadanOptional Holiday 
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jul 31FridayFeast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayLocal holidayBiH*
Nov 21SaturdayDayton Peace Agreement DayLocal holidayRS
Nov 25WednesdayStatehood DayLocal holidayBiH
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveOptional HolidayAll except Brčko
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayOptional HolidayRS
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this state.

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