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Five Days off for Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox, Jews and “Others” for Holidays?

Religious Holidays poskok.infoOn December 30, the state parliamentarians will declare on the Draft Law on Non-working Days for religious holidays in B&H. The draft foresees five non-working days for the time of religious holidays for members of Islamic, Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish and other confessions in B&H.

Religious holidays for Muslims in B&H are distributed in such way that all employees have right to two non-working days for Eid al-Fitr, two days for Eid al-Adha, and one day during the year based on personal choice of the believer, either on the occasion of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad or the New Hijri Year.

Members of Catholic religious confession have right to one non-working day for Epiphany, one day for Corpus Christi, one day for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one day for All Saints and one day for Christmas.

Orthodox believers will not work for one day on the occasion of Christmas, one day for Saint Archdeacon Stephen, one day for Good Friday, one for Easter and one day for Spirits.

Believers of Jewish religion will also have five days off – one day for Succoth, one day for Shavuot, one for Passover, one for Rosh Hashanah (New Year), and one day for the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

The draft law also stipulates that members of other religious confessions in B&H will also have five non-working days for the purposes of marking religious holidays.

In case the draft law is passed, employees will have the right on salary, i.e. paid leave during religious holidays.

(Source: klix.ba)

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