The business world's No-Go Days!

linkBulgaria : 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

  • Currency: Lev (BGL)
  • Internet domain: .bg - Telephone code: +359 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
  • IF YOU NEED TRANSLATION INTO THIS COUNTRY's LANGUAGE(S): Bulgarian-Macedonian (10 million speakers), Turkish family (90 million speakers) ...
    Contact edit!
  • DateNameKindMore
    Friday February 3, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Monday February 13, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
    view more
    Tuesday February 14, 2023Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)Events, celebrations...
    view more
    Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Friday March 3, 2023Liberation DayNational Day
    view more
    Saturday March 4, 2023Horse Easter (Todorovden)Events, celebrations...
    view more
    Wednesday March 8, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
    view more
    Friday March 10, 2023Holocaust Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Thursday March 16, 2023Sofia International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
    view more
    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
    view more
    Sunday April 2, 2023Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
    view more
    Friday April 7, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Sunday April 9, 2023Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Friday April 14, 2023Good FridayOrthodox
    view more
    Saturday April 15, 2023Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
    view more
    Sunday April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterOrthodox
    view more
    Monday April 17, 2023Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
    view more
    Monday April 17, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
    view more
    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Friday May 5, 2023Bravery DayEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Saturday May 6, 2023St George's Day / Army DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Monday May 8, 2023St George's Day / Army DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Tuesday May 23, 2023National Day of the VlachsEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Wednesday May 24, 2023Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Thursday June 8, 2023National Day of the Natural ParksEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Thursday June 15, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
    view more
    Monday July 17, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
    view more
    Wednesday July 19, 2023El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
    view more
    Wednesday August 23, 2023Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Friday August 25, 2023Apollonia FestivalEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Sunday August 27, 2023International Cycling Tour of BulgariaSports events
    view more
    Sunday August 27, 2023National Day of TourismEvents, celebrations...
    view more

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

    -
    Friday February 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

    -
    Monday February 13, 2023
    School holidays :

    Valentine's Day

    -
    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)

    -
    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    Culture : In tribute to Saint Trifon, assassinated in 248 in Apemia, considered a major wine center.

    Maslenitsa

    -
    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Liberation Day

    -
    Friday March 3, 2023
    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

    Horse Easter (Todorovden)

    -
    Saturday March 4, 2023
    Culture : The Day of St Theodore, celebrated by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, also known as Horse Easter.

    Mothers' Day

    -
    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Holocaust Remembrance Day

    -
    Friday March 10, 2023
    Culture :

    Sofia International Film Festival

    -
    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 10 days http://siff.bg/ in Sofia 2023 edition confirmed

    Daylight Saving Time

    -
    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

    -
    Saturday April 1, 2023
    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.

    Parliamentary election

    -
    Sunday April 2, 2023
    Special Events :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

    -
    Friday April 7, 2023
    School holidays :

    Palm Sunday

    -
    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Culture :

    Good Friday

    -
    Friday April 14, 2023
    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.

    Orthodox Holy Saturday

    -
    Saturday April 15, 2023
    Orthodox : Not a paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter

    -
    Sunday April 16, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Orthodox Easter Monday

    -
    Monday April 17, 2023
    Orthodox :

    Spring holiday (end)

    -
    Monday April 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

    -
    Saturday April 22, 2023
    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 [Wikipedia]

    Labor Day/May Day

    -
    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 5, 2023
    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

    -
    Saturday May 6, 2023
    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

    St George's Day / Army Day

    -
    Monday May 8, 2023
    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

    -
    Tuesday May 23, 2023
    Culture :

    Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day

    -
    Wednesday May 24, 2023
    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

    -
    Thursday June 8, 2023
    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)

    -
    Thursday June 15, 2023
    School holidays : 16/05/2023 – XIIth year (13 academic weeks) 31.05.2023 – Class I - III (14 academic weeks) 15.06.2023 – Class IV – VI (16 academic weeks) 30.06.2023 – Class V - VI (18 academic weeks for courses in sports schools) 30.06.2023 – Grades VII - XI (18 academic weeks + 2 or 4 weeks of production practice in the period 01.07. - 31.08.2023 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)

    -
    Thursday June 29, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Regional holiday

    -
    Monday July 17, 2023
    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)

    -
    Wednesday July 19, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes

    -
    Wednesday August 23, 2023
    Culture :

    Apollonia Festival

    -
    Friday August 25, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Sozopol please check dates: http://www.apollonia.bg

    International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria

    -
    Sunday August 27, 2023
    Sports events : Www.les-sports.info 2023 edition confirmed

    National Day of Tourism

    -
    Sunday August 27, 2023
    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.