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Bulgaria : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


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 current 2 months

Internet domain: .bg - Telephone code: +359 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

Bulgarian-Macedonian (10 million speakers), Turkish family (90 million speakers) ...
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Liberation Day**Monday March 5, 2018National Day 
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Sofia International Film Festival**Thursday March 8, 2018Culture 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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spring holiday (beginning)Saturday March 31, 2018School holidays 
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April Fools Day**Sunday April 1, 2018cards/flowers 
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Palm SundaySunday April 1, 2018Culture 
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Good Friday*Friday April 6, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Holy Saturday**Saturday April 7, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter**Sunday April 8, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter Monday**Monday April 9, 2018Banks only 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 9, 2018School holidays 
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Liberation Day -
Monday March 5, 2018

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

Sofia International Film Festival -
Thursday March 8, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days h inn Sofia 2018 edition confirmed

Mothers' Day -
Friday March 8, 2019

cards/flowers :

Holocaust Remembrance Day -
Sunday March 10, 2019

Culture :

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Spring holiday (beginning) -
Saturday March 31, 2018

School holidays :

April Fools Day -
Sunday April 1, 2018

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.

Palm Sunday -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Culture :

Good Friday -
Friday April 6, 2018

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. from 2010 onwards

Orthodox Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 7, 2018

Orthodox : Not a paid holiday

Orthodox Easter -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Orthodox : Paid holiday

Orthodox Easter Monday -
Monday April 9, 2018

Banks only : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter(or Pascha).The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well.This bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place:Midnight Office,Rush Procession,Matins & Divine Liturgy.After the service,the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home.The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days.One egg takes place before the Easter lunch.Each person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.The traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting is: Christ is Risen! .The answer is: Indeed He is Risen . May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 9, 2018

School holidays :