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Orthodox Easter Sunday in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Is Orthodox Easter Sunday a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Easter Sunday 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.

Orthodox Easter Day

Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.

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About Orthodox Easter Sunday

Read more about Orthodox Easter Sunday.

Orthodox Easter Sunday 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
2015SunApr 12Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2016SunMay 1Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2017SunApr 16Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2018SunApr 8Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2019SunApr 28Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2020SunApr 19Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2021SunMay 2Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2022SunApr 24Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2023SunApr 16Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2024SunMay 5Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday
2025SunApr 20Orthodox Easter SundayOptional Holiday

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