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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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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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Tuesday August 23, 2022Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesEvents, celebrations...
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Friday August 26, 2022Apollonia FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday August 27, 2022International Cycling Tour of BulgariaSports events
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Sunday August 28, 2022National Day of TourismEvents, celebrations...
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Friday September 2, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Friday September 2, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday September 6, 2022Union DaySecular holiday
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Thursday September 15, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday September 17, 2022St. SofiaEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday September 22, 2022Independence DaySecular holiday
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Monday September 26, 2022DIEMA XTRA Sofia OpenSports events
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Tuesday November 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday November 1, 2022Revival Leaders' DayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday November 1, 2022Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National RevivalSchool holidays
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Monday November 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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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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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes

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Tuesday August 23, 2022
Culture :

Apollonia Festival

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Friday August 26, 2022
Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Sozopol please check dates: http://www.apollonia.bg

International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria

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Saturday August 27, 2022
Sports events : Www.les-sports.info 2022 edition confirmed

National Day of Tourism

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Sunday August 28, 2022
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.

Parliament recess (end)

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Friday September 2, 2022
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Parliament recess (end)

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Friday September 2, 2022
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Union Day

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Tuesday September 6, 2022
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.

Summer holiday (end)

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Thursday September 15, 2022
School holidays :

St. Sofia

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Saturday September 17, 2022
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

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Thursday September 22, 2022
Secular holiday : Proclaimed on 22nd September, 1908 (from Turkey). Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

DIEMA XTRA Sofia Open

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Monday September 26, 2022
Sports events : Tennis cup 2022 edition confirmed

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Revival Leaders' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
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.

Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :