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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 next 3 months

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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

Bulgarian-Macedonian (10 million speakers), Turkish family (90 million speakers) ...
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New Year's DayFriday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 4, 2021School holidays 
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Midwives' Day*Friday January 8, 2021Culture 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday January 29, 2021School holidays 
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Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games**Saturday January 30, 2021Culture 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday October 25, 2020Special Events 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Tuesday October 27, 2020School holidays 
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Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National RevivalSunday November 1, 2020School holidays 
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Revival Leaders' Day**Sunday November 1, 2020Culture 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday November 2, 2020School holidays 
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Saint Nicholas*Sunday December 6, 2020cards/flowers 
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Day of the Turkish Language*Monday December 21, 2020Culture 
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Christmas Eve**Thursday December 24, 2020Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (beginning)Thursday December 24, 2020School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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St Stephen's Day*Saturday December 26, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Fathers' DaySaturday December 26, 2020cards/flowers 
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Public holidayMonday December 28, 2020Secular holiday 
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New Year's EveThursday December 31, 2020cards/flowers 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : .

Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 4, 2021

School holidays :
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
We carry all confirmed dates till July 2020
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Midwives' Day -
Friday January 8, 2021

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.

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday January 29, 2021

School holidays :

Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games -
Saturday January 30, 2021

Culture : Lasts 2 days - in Pernik 2020 edition confirmed

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Tuesday October 27, 2020

School holidays :

Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival -
Sunday November 1, 2020

School holidays :

Revival Leaders' Day -
Sunday November 1, 2020

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.

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday November 2, 2020

School holidays :

Saint Nicholas -
Sunday December 6, 2020

cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.

Day of the Turkish Language -
Monday December 21, 2020

Culture : Celebrated by the Turk-speaking community

Christmas Eve -
Thursday December 24, 2020

Secular holiday : In certain countries, businesses may be closed half a day only. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 24, 2020

School holidays :

Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

St Stephen's Day -
Saturday December 26, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Fathers' Day -
Saturday December 26, 2020

cards/flowers :

Public holiday -
Monday December 28, 2020

Secular holiday :

New Year's Eve -
Thursday December 31, 2020

cards/flowers :