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Bulgaria : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Lev (BGL)
  • Internet domain: .bg - Telephone code: +359 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 2, 2024School holidaySchool holidays
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    Friday may 3, 2024Good FridayOrthodox
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    Friday may 3, 2024Bravery DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday may 4, 2024Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Monday may 6, 2024Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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    Monday may 6, 2024St George's Day / Army DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 23, 2024National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday may 24, 2024Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday june 8, 2024National Day of the Natural ParksEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday june 9, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday july 8, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday august 23, 2024Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday august 25, 2024National Day of TourismEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday august 30, 2024Apollonia FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday september 6, 2024Union DaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 16, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024St. SofiaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday september 22, 2024Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 23, 2024Independence DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday october 27, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Tuesday october 29, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Revival Leaders' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday november 1, 2024Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National RevivalSchool holidays
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    Monday november 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    School holiday

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    Thursday may 2, 2024
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday may 3, 2024
    Orthodox : In Bulgaria, together with Christmas, Good Friday and Easter are the holiest days in the Orthodox calendar, and are observed with great solemnity. Churches all over the country are serving masses to mourn the crucified son of God. Fasting is especially strict on this day - the Church advises believers not to have any food at all, and to not even drink water. Few Bulgarians, however, are usually that strict.

    Bravery Day

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    Friday may 3, 2024
    Culture : Saint George's Day. The feast was established with a decree of Prince Alexander of Battenberg in 1880. On this day, the Bulgarians praise the brave acts of the Bulgarian military men who fought across the battlefields over the years.

    Orthodox Holy Saturday

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    Saturday may 4, 2024
    Orthodox : Not a paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Orthodox :

    St George's Day / Army Day

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : Saint George (ca 275/280-April 23, 303) was a soldier of the Roman Empire and later a Christian martyr. Later, he became associated with the legend of a mythical dragonkiller. Wikipedia

    National Day of the Vlachs

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
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    Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day

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    Friday may 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Cyril and Methodius were two brothers born in Thessaloniki in the Byzantine Empire in the 9th century, who became missionaries of Christianity in Khazaria and Great Moravia. They both perfected a Slavonic alphabet which is now known as the Cyrillic alphabet in which they translated the liturgy. Cyrillic alphabet is used in Russian, Bulgaria, Serbia & Montenegro.

    National Day of the Natural Parks

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    Saturday june 8, 2024
    Culture : Cleaning and repair works on the infrastructure of all 11 natural parks on the territory of the country. By tradition, thousands of people join the campaign.

    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday june 9, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 28, 2024
    School holidays : Two weeks earlier until 6th grade 16.5.25 : last day till 12e grade 30.5.25 : last day till 3e grade 13.6.25 : last day till 6e grade 27.6.25 : last day till 11e grade

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : The first settlement here was founded in the end of 4th or the 3rd millenium BC in Sozopol only

    Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes

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    Friday august 23, 2024
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    National Day of Tourism

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    Sunday august 25, 2024
    Culture : Dedicated to the first organized and mass climbing of the Cherni Vruh peak in the Vitosha Mountain near Sofia. The mass climbing has taken place on August 27, 1985 after the famous Bulgarian writer Aleko Konstantinov publishes his article and invitation under the title To the Sofia Lovers of Bulgarian Nature.

    Apollonia Festival

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    Friday august 30, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Sozopol please check dates: http://www.apollonia.bg

    Union Day

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    Friday september 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the unification of Eastern Rumelia and Bulgaria (1885). Eastern Rumelia was part of the Ottoman Empire. Bulgarians established in Rumelia revolted against the Turks and united the province with Bulgaria.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    St. Sofia

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Culture : Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. St. Sofia Day is the official holiday of the eponymous Bulgarian capital. in Sofia only

    Independence Day

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    Sunday september 22, 2024
    Secular holiday : Proclaimed on 22nd September, 1908 (from Turkey). Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Independence Day

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    Monday september 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : Proclaimed on 22nd September, 1908 (from Turkey). Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday october 27, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday october 29, 2024
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    Revival Leaders' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Culture : The holiday is commemorated to the deed of the men of letters, enlighteners, fighters for national liberation, who have preserved the national spiritual heritage throughout the centuries. As of 1922 it is a nation-wide holiday. After its ban in 1945, its celebration was resumed in 1990. In December 1995 the 37th National Assembly declared it an official holiday. Bulgarian Stock Exchange remains open.

    Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival

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    Friday november 1, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
    School holidays :