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Bulgaria Public Holidays Legislation Overhaul Official
 
(Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016)

Source: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia)

Bulgaria's Parliament has approved in a second and final reading, the changes to Bulgaria's public holidays legislation recently proposed by Bulgaria's Minister of Labour, Zornitca Rusinova, and approved by the Bulgarian Cabinet late last month, to put an end to the practice of declaring one-off bridge public holidays in Bulgaria, whenever a fixed-date public holiday in Bulgaria occurred on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

A couple of months ago (12-Oct-2016), Bulgaria's Minister of Labour, Zornitca Rusinova, announced that that she would propose changes to the Bulgarian Labour Code, putting an end to the government practice of "rearranging working days" whereby the Bulgarian Council of Ministers would annually declare Monday and Friday one-off public holidays in Bulgaria, whenever an annual non-working public holiday of Bulgaria fell on a Tuesday or Friday, and this proposal was approved by Cabinet the following month (30-Nov-2016), and sent to the Bulgarian Parliament for consideration.

Recall that, for the past decade or so (27-Nov-2015, 05-Nov-2014, 14-Nov-2013, 15-Nov-2012, 17-Nov-2011, 16-Dec-2010, 16-Dec-2009, 10-Sep-2009 and 19-Feb-2009), when the Bulgarian Council of Ministers released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays in Bulgaria for the coming calendar year, it added additional non-working public holidays to be compensated by the declaration of the same number of working Saturdays, such as in last year's Decision on the reversal of the holidays in 2016.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Bulgaria bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (December 2016)
Bulgaria 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Bulgaria 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Bulgaria 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Bulgaria 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Bulgaria 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
 2016-11-30: Bulgaria Moves To Overhaul 2017 Public Holidays
 2016-10-12: Bulgaria Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Rules Overhaul
 2015-11-27: Bulgarian 2016 Public Holidays Announced
 2014-11-05: Bulgarian 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 2013-11-14: Bulgarian 2014 Public Holidays Announced
 2012-11-15: Bulgarian 2013 Public Holidays Announced
 2011-11-17: Bulgarian 2012 Public Holidays Announced
 2010-12-16: Bulgarian 2011 Public Holidays Announced
 2009-12-16: Bulgarian 2010 Public Holidays Announced
 2009-09-10: Bulgaria Declares September 21 Bridge Public Holiday
 2009-02-19: Bulgaria Declares May 1-6 Public Holidays


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