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Feast of the Sacrifice in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims demonstrate their obedience to Allah by sacrificing an animal. The holiday is inspired by a story from the Quran that is also known to Christians and Jews.

Is Feast of the Sacrifice a Public Holiday?

Feast of the Sacrifice is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Sheep are among the animals sacrificed on Eid al-Adha.

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About Feast of the Sacrifice

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Feast of the Sacrifice Observances

Note: In addition to federal public holidays, workers get a limited number of extra days as holidays based on religious or traditional practices.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatSep 2Feast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday
2018WedAug 22Feast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday
2019SunAug 11Feast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday
2020FriJul 31Feast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday
2021TueJul 20Feast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday
2022SatJul 9Feast of the SacrificeOptional Holiday
2023ThuJun 29Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
2024MonJun 17Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
2025SatJun 7Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
2026WedMay 27Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
2027MonMay 17Feast of the Sacrifice (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday

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