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Bulgaria bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu Labour Day
Fri Public Holiday (workday moved to Sat. May 10)
Mon Public Holiday (workday moved to Sat. May 31)
Tue Saint George's Day / Army Day
Sat Culture and Literacy Day
Sat Unification Day
Mon Independence Day
* Sat Revival Leaders' Day Schools
Wed Christmas Eve
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Second Day of Christmas
Wed Public Holiday (workday moved to Sat.Dec.13)
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Recent News and Updates

14 Nov 2013 Bulgarian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the full list of regular non-working public holidays and annual one-off bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2014 in Bulgaria.  14 Nov 2012 Bulgarian 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the full list of regular non-working public holidays and additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2013.  24 Sep 2012 Bulgarian 2013 Easter Public Holidays Extended (Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has announced that it plans to further extend the Easter public holidays in Bulgaria for the upcoming calendar year 2013.  16 Nov 2011 Bulgarian 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the list of regular non-working public holidays and additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2012.  15 Dec 2010 Bulgarian 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria-Sofia) The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released the list of additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2011.  11 Feb 2010 Bulgaria Approves New Easter Public Holiday (Novinite Sofia News Agency-Sofia) Bulgaria's Parliament has approved a bill that will make Orthodox Good Friday an official, non-working, public holiday in Bulgaria.  16 Dec 2009 Bulgarian 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Sofia News Agency-Novinite) In its last weekly meeting, earlier today, the Bulgarian Cabinet declared 2 additional non-working public holidays for next year; the first on Friday, May 7, and the second on Friday, December 31st, 2010.  09 Dec 2009 Bulgaria Could Change Date Of Christmas Public Holiday (Sofia News Agency-Novinite) The Bulgarian Orthodox Church could soon decide to revert to the usage of the Julian Calendar, meaning that the Christmas public holiday in Bulgaria would be celebrated on January 7 instead of December 25.  02 Dec 2009 Bulgaria Declares December 31 Public Holiday (Sofia News Agency-Novinite) Earlier today, the Bulgarian government announced that it had decided to declare New Year’s Eve, on December 31, 2009, as a national non-working public holiday, thus creating a 4-day public holidays period.  22 Nov 2009 Bulgaria Approves August 23 Holiday (Sofia News Agency-Novinite) The Bulgarian Parliament has officially declared August 23 as the "Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes".  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bulgaria public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Bulgaria are regulated by the Labour Code of Bulgaria, as amended in 1992 by decree 81 (to allow non-Orthodox to take public holidays according to their religion) and decree 262 (to add November 1st as a holiday in all educational institutions).  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Bulgaria started to officially declare Bridge Holidays in 2007. To make up for these extra public holidays, there are designated specific Working Saturdays.  2007 Working Saturdays: April 21, June 2, September 15, December 15,  Liberation Day is Bulgaria's National Day and commemorates the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule in 1878. During communist occupation, it was celebrated once in 1978, and it bacame the national day following a resolution of the Parliament passed on 5 March 1990 .  The Second Day of Christmas is neither Boxing Day nor Saint Stephen's Day but rather one of the public holidays left over from the communist era. They would celebrate this day after since they weren't allowed to celebrate Christmas itself. It is needless to say that they didn't give it up.  Revival Leaders' Day or Enlightenment Leaders Day is one of the national public holidays, but only schools and universities close (banks, businesses, and the government are open).  Days of National Mourning: Bulgaria has a tradition of declaring public holidays of national mourning when major industrial or traffic accidents occur. One such day was even declared in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.  Bulgaria International Codes BG and BGR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bg (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bulgaria information and news: Bulgarian National Bank (Bulgaria central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bulgaria maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bulgaria), and Wikipedia (includes Bulgaria commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bulgaria, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bulgaria, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bulgaria, before planning any trip to Bulgaria. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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