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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 October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's Evecards/flowers
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday January 8, 2023Midwives' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday January 28, 2023Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade gamesEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday January 30, 2023Sofia Tennis OpenSports events
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    Friday February 3, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 13, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Trifon Zarezan (Wine Day)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday March 3, 2023Liberation DayNational Day
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    Saturday March 4, 2023Horse Easter (Todorovden)Events, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday March 10, 2023Holocaust Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Sofia International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Daylight Saving Time

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

    New Year's Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    cards/flowers :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mon.bg
    https://kg.sofia.bg/
    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 confirmed dates till April 2023 (some variations according to cursus)

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    Midwives' Day

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    Sunday January 8, 2023
    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.

    Surva - International Festival of the Masquerade games

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    Saturday January 28, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 2 days - http://www.surva.org in Pernik 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Sofia Tennis Open

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    Monday January 30, 2023
    Sports events : 2023 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    School holidays :

    Valentine's Day

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    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)

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

    Maslenitsa

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    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

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    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)

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

    Mothers' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    Friday March 10, 2023
    Culture :

    Sofia International Film Festival

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

    Daylight Saving Time

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