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Bulgaria - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Bulgaria



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

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April Fools Day**Saturday April 1, 2017cards/flowers 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 1, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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Good Friday*Thursday April 6, 2017Orthodox 
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Orthodox Holy Saturday**Friday April 7, 2017Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter**Saturday April 8, 2017Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter Monday**Sunday April 9, 2017Banks only 
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spring holiday (end)Sunday April 9, 2017School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Monday May 1, 2017Secular holiday 
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Bravery Day*Thursday May 4, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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St George's Day / Army Day*Sunday May 7, 2017Secular holiday 
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National Day of the VlachsTuesday May 23, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day*Wednesday May 24, 2017Secular holiday 
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April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

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

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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

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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 .


Bravery Day -
Friday May 4, 2018

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 -
Monday May 7, 2018

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 -
Wednesday May 23, 2018

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Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day -
Thursday May 24, 2018

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.