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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday January 8, 2022Midwives' DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday January 13, 2022Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade gamesEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday January 13, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday January 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 14, 2022Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)Events, celebrations...
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Friday February 18, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 28, 2022MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday March 3, 2022Liberation DayNational Day
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday March 10, 2022Holocaust Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday March 10, 2022Sofia International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday March 12, 2022Horse Easter (Todorovden)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 1, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Monday April 11, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday April 17, 2022Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday April 22, 2022Good FridayOrthodox
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Saturday April 23, 2022Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
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Sunday April 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Monday April 25, 2022Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Friday May 6, 2022Bravery DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday May 6, 2022St George's Day / Army DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 23, 2022National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday May 24, 2022Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday June 8, 2022National Day of the Natural ParksEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday July 17, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : .

Public holiday

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Midwives' Day

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Saturday January 8, 2022
Culture : 'Babinden' - of the greatest female folk festivals dedicated to the grandmas (the Bulgarian word for midwives) - women who help at birth - and young brides and women who have given birth. Rituals during this day are mainly governed by the desire to manifest honour and respect for older women who have helped young mothers at birth.

Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games

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Thursday January 13, 2022
Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://www.surva.org in Pernik 2022 edition confirmed

Christmas holiday (end)

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Thursday January 13, 2022
School holidays : Www.mon.bg
https://kg.sofia.bg/
official calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
may vary according to the academic level
study programs are not aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 446
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
number of instructional weeks per year in lower secondary education: 44-45
No school on Saturday
No uniform required

Dates confirmed till July 2022 (summer vacations vary according to grade)

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Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday January 28, 2022
School holidays :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)

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Monday February 14, 2022
Culture : In tribute to Saint Trifon, assassinated in 248 in Apemia, considered a major wine center.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Friday February 18, 2022
School holidays :

Maslenitsa

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Monday February 28, 2022
Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

Liberation Day

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Thursday March 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Restoration of the third Bulgarian kingdom after almost 500 years of Ottoman rule. The treaty of San Stefano, signed on March 3 1878, was the milestone of this process and the day remains one of the most celebrated in Bulgaria’s history. The San Stefano treaty ended the Russo-Turkish war, which started in 1877. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mothers' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Thursday March 10, 2022
Culture :

Sofia International Film Festival

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Thursday March 10, 2022
Culture : Lasts 10 days http://siff.bg/ inn Sofia 2022 edition confirmed

Horse Easter (Todorovden)

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Saturday March 12, 2022
Culture : The Day of St Theodore, celebrated by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, also known as Horse Easter.

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 1, 2022
School holidays :

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Spring holiday (end)

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Monday April 11, 2022
School holidays :

Palm Sunday

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Culture :

Good Friday

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Friday April 22, 2022
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.

Orthodox Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 23, 2022
Orthodox : Not a paid holiday

Orthodox Easter

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Orthodox Easter Monday

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Monday April 25, 2022
Orthodox :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

Public holiday

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Bravery Day

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Friday May 6, 2022
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.

St George's Day / Army Day

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Friday May 6, 2022
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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Monday May 23, 2022
Culture :

Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day

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Tuesday May 24, 2022
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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Wednesday June 8, 2022
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.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
School holidays : 12.05.2022 - Twelfth year (13 weeks of schooling) 31.05.2022 - I - III year (14 weeks of schooling) 15.06.2022 - IV - VI year (16 weeks of schooling) 30.06.2022 - Grade V - VI (18 school weeks for courses in sports schools) 30.06.2022 - VII - Grade XI (18 weeks of study + 2 or 4 weeks for internship in the period 01.07. - 31.08.2022 for classes with vocational training or with a dual education system in grades X and XI)

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Sunday July 17, 2022
Secular holiday : The first settlement here was founded in the end of 4th or the 3rd millenium BC in Sozopol only

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

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Saturday July 30, 2022
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