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Orthodox Christmas Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.

Is Orthodox Christmas Day a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Christmas Day 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.

Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.

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About Orthodox Christmas Day

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Orthodox Christmas Day 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
2015WedJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2016ThuJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2017SatJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2018SunJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2019MonJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2020TueJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2021ThuJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2022FriJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2023SatJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2024SunJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday
2025TueJan 7Orthodox Christmas DayOptional Holiday

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