The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy announced that the Law on the Proclamation of March 1 as the Independence Day of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulates that March 1st is Independence Day of Bosnia-Herzegovina and is a non-working day.
As March 1 this year falls on Sunday, and bearing in mind the importance of commemorating this national holiday, this ministry recalls that the Government of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, at its session held on February 20th this year, adopted a Decision proclaiming March 2nd this year as a non-working day in Federation of BiH.
Thus, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sunday and Monday this year, there will be non-working days, and these days state bodies, companies and other legal entities will not work.
Independence Day is a national holiday which is celebrated on the 1st of March every year, and it is celebrating the independence of BiH from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
The referendum for the independence of BiH was held on the recommendation of the Arbitration Commission of the International Conference on Yugoslavia, in the final stages of dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. It was held on the 29th of February and the 1st of March, and it marked opting of citizens on the future of the country, but it was also introduction to a bloody war.
Adult citizens of the Socialist Republic of BiH voted on independence of BiH in the referendum in which the only question was: Are you for a sovereign and independent BiH, a state of equal citizens, peoples of BiH – Muslims, Serbs, Croats and members of other nations who live in it?
Independence Day of BiH is on March 1st and it is celebrated one day.