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Orthodox Good Friday in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

Is Orthodox Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Orthodox Good Friday 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.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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About Orthodox Good Friday

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Orthodox Good Friday 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
2015FriApr 10Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2016FriApr 29Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2017FriApr 14Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2018FriApr 6Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2019FriApr 26Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2020FriApr 17Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2021FriApr 30Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2022FriApr 22Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2023FriApr 14Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2024FriMay 3Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday
2025FriApr 18Orthodox Good FridayOptional Holiday

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