Bosnia and Herzegovina sometimes called as Bosnia, is a country located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe. Sarajevo is the capital and the largest city of Bosnia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast. The country is almost landlocked with the coastline on the Adriatic Sea surrounding the city of Neum.
Christmas Celebrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina :
Bosnia and Herzegovina is probably the most multicultural country in Europe with three big religions living inside of one country: Muslims, Orthodox and Catholics.
In Bosnia, Christmas is known as Božić and is celebrated on 25 December as well as on January 7. Depending upon religious affiliation, some Bosnians celebrate Christmas, while others celebrate New Year’s Day. Bosnian Catholics enjoy pray and Christmas song during Christmas midnight mass.
Traditional holiday foods include pojaca and hjleb, tasty traditional breads. Sarma (a cabbage, beef and rice dish) is also served for the holidays.
Traditional Bosnia-Herzegovina Christmas Greeting: Srethi Prazhici (Happy Holidays)
Christmas is one of the most popular celebrations in the continent, well known for being a period of big and delicious dinners in family, presents and, as publicity says, also happiness. But finally, Christmas is a religious event that commemorates the birth of Jesus, the son of God, according to the Christians.
Apart from capital city of Sarajevo, Christmas celebrations also take place in some other big cities like Banja Luka, Tuzla, Zenica, Mostar, Bijeljina, etc.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!