Users submitted Complaints because Google’s Calendar treats January 9th as BiH’s Holiday

January 10, 2019 9:00 AM

Several hundred users of the Internet commented on Google calendar yesterday due to the fact that the Google Calendar on January 9th was marked as the day of Republika Srpska or as an official holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

One of the visitors who complained about this said that this is not a state holiday and that this holiday was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of BiH.

He suggested to competent persons in Google to remove it from Google Calendars.

Whether due to misunderstanding or something else, Google sent a reply stating that this holiday will be treated as a regional holiday so it will no longer appear in the BiH calendar, news portal reported.

By placing flags on windows, balconies and cars, the citizens of RS marked the Day of Republika Srpska across the entity yesterday.

Central political ceremony will take place in Banja Luka. Apart from representatives of political and social life of RS, the ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic, together with ministers from the Government of Serbia.

It was festive in the Municipality of Pale as well, located in the vicinity of Sarajevo. Streets and residential facilities in Pale were decorated with flags of the RS.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of RS, referring to the Law on Holidays of RS, earlier announced that January 9 is a non-working day.

As a reminder, in late November 2015 the Constitutional Court of BiH declared the Day of RS unconstitutional and decided that the National Assembly of the RS should harmonize the disputed act of the Law on Holidays of RS with the Constitution of BiH.

Afterwards, in a joint statement, the Serb officials stated that January 9 will still be celebrated as the day of RS in that BiH entity.




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