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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)
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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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National Day of the Natural Parks*Thursday June 8, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Thursday June 15, 2017cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (beginning)*Thursday June 29, 2017School holidays 
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Regional holiday**Monday July 17, 2017Secular holiday 
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International folk song festival**Saturday August 5, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 22, 2017cards/flowers 
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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesWednesday August 23, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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National Day of Tourism*Saturday August 26, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria*Saturday August 26, 2017Sports events 
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Apollonia Festival*Thursday August 31, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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summer holiday (end)Monday September 4, 2017School holidays 
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Union Day*Wednesday September 6, 2017Secular holiday 
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Parliament recess (end)Thursday September 7, 2017Special Events 
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Parliament recess (end)Thursday September 7, 2017Special Events 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday September 12, 2017cards/flowers 
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St. Sofia**Sunday September 17, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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Independence Day**Friday September 22, 2017Secular holiday 
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Independence Day**Sunday September 24, 2017Secular holiday 
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Daylight Saving Time*Saturday October 28, 2017Special Events 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Monday October 30, 2017School holidays 
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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

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

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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 -
Thursday May 23, 2019

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Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day -
Friday May 24, 2019

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 -
Saturday June 8, 2019

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.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

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]


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 29, 2018

School holidays : May 15 - class XII
May 31 - I - class IV
June 6- V - class VIII


Regional holiday -
Wednesday July 17, 2019

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


International folk song festival -
Sunday August 5, 2018

Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.varnafolk.org in Sandanski or Varna 2015 edition confirmed


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Culture :


National Day of Tourism -
Sunday August 26, 2018

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.


International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria -
Sunday August 26, 2018

Sports events : Www.les-sports.info 2017 edition confirmed


Apollonia Festival -
Friday August 31, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Sozopol please check dates: http://www.apollonia.bg


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 4, 2018

School holidays :


Union Day -
Thursday September 6, 2018

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.


Parliament recess (end) -
Friday September 7, 2018

Special Events :


Parliament recess (end) -
Friday September 7, 2018

Special Events :


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

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St. Sofia -
Monday September 17, 2018

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 -
Saturday September 22, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Monday September 24, 2018

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


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 28, 2018

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


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Tuesday October 30, 2018

School holidays :