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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Bulgarian 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - The Bulgarian Government has released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays and day in lieu public holidays in Bulgaria for the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Bulgaria Public Holidays Legislation Overhaul Official

    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.
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  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Bulgaria Moves To Overhaul 2017 Public Holidays

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - Bulgaria's Cabinet has approved changes to Bulgaria's public holidays legislation, as recently proposed by Bulgaria's Minister of Labour, Zornitca Rusinova, 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.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Bulgaria Mulls 2017 Public Holidays Rules Overhaul

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - Bulgaria's Minister of Labour, Zornitca Rusinova, has announced that she would soon propose changes to the Bulgarian Labour Code, put 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.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Bulgarian 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays and annual one-off bridge public holidays in Bulgaria for the calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Bulgarian 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has released its annual list of regular non-working public holidays and annual one-off bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2015 in Bulgaria.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • 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.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Bulgarian 2013 Public Holidays Amended

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has amended the previously-released full list of regular non-working public holidays and additional bridge public holidays for the calendar year 2013, by the addition of an additional non-working public holiday in Bulgaria in May 2013.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • 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.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 17
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  • 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.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • 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.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • 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.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • 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".
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Bulgaria Votes Against August 23 Public Holiday

    Sofia News Agency (Novinite) - Bulgaria's Parliament has voted against a proposal to declare August 23 as an annual national public holiday and non-working day.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Bulgaria Declares September 21 Bridge Public Holiday

    Sofia Echo (Sofia) - The government of Bulgaria has announced that Monday, September 21, 2009, would be a one-off bridge public holiday, linking the weekend to the September 22, Independence Day public holiday.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Bulgaria Declares May 29 National Day Of Mourning

    Bulgarian News Network (BNN) - The Bulgarian Cabinet has declared a national day of mourning, tomorrow, Friday, May 29th, 2009, following an accident in southern Bulgaria, where 16 people were mowed by a bus, earlier today.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Bulgaria Could Add Good Friday To List Of Public Holidays

    FOCUS News Agency (Sofia) - The mayor of Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, and unofficial GERB party leader, Boyko Borisov, promised to declare Good Friday as an official public holiday in Bulgaria, should his party win the upcoming June 14 parliamentary elections.
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  • Apr
  • 20
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  • Bulgaria Amends Upcoming May Extended Public Holidays

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia) - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has announced a changed in the details of the upcoming, early May, 6-day public holidays. The compensating Saturdays that will need to be worked are now May 16 and May 30, 2009.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Bulgaria Declares May 1-6 Public Holidays

    Sofia Echo (Sofia) - Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister, Emilia Maslarova, announced that at today's Cabinet session, it was decided to declare May 4 and May 5, 2009, as official public holidays, thus creating a 6-day public holiday stretching from May Day to St George's Day on May 6.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Bulgaria Declares March Bridge Public Holiday

    The Sofia Echo (Sofia) - At today's cabinet meeting, the government of Bulgaria announced a bridge public holiday for March 2, 2009. This will mean 4 consecutive days of public holidays in early March.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Bulgaria Year-End Financial Holidays

    Bulgaria Morning Update (Sofia) - The Bulgaria Stock Exchange (BSE) has announced that it will be on holidays from Wednesday, December 24, 2008, until Sunday, January 4, 2009, inclusively.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Bulgaria Increases Number Of End-Of-Year Bridge Public Holidays

    Sofia Echo (Sofia) - As we had forecast in January, earlier this week the government of Bulgaria announced an additional end-of-the-year bridge public holiday for Friday, January 2, 2009, and confirmed the bridge public holiday on Wednesday, December 31, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Bulgaria Confirms End-Of-The-Year Bridge Public Holidays

    Sofia Echo (Sofia) - The Government of Bulgaria confirmed that Wednesday, December 31, 2008, would be a one-off public holiday, in addition to the legally mandated holidays from December 24-28 and January 1st.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Bulgaria Declares August 15 Regional Public Holiday

    Bulgarian Cabinet Decree - A recent Cabinet Decree has made Friday, August 15, 2008, a one-off municipal public holiday in the Black Sea city of Varna which, on this date, celebrates its holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Bulgaria To Observe June 23 Public Service Day

    FOCUS Information Agency - The Bulgarian Ministry for State Administration and Administrative Reform announced that Bulgarian state administrative officials are to observe their annual professional holiday on Monday, June 23, 2008.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Bulgaria Announces Public Holidays From May 1 To May 6

    Journey Bulgaria - The government of Bulgaria announced that it had declared 2 bridge public holidays, one on Friday, May 2, and one on Monday, May 5, 2008.
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2007

  • May
  • 31
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  • Bulgaria's Capital Considering June 11 Public Holiday

    Novinite News Agency - The Mayor of Sofia wrote to the Bulgarian Prime Minister, asking him to declare the Monday, June 11, 2007, a non-working day, on the occasion of the visit of US President, George W. Bush.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Bulgaria Declares May 21 Educational Sector Public Holiday

    Email from Bulgarian client - Monday, May 21, 2007, has been declared a special, one-off, public holiday in Bulgaria, akin to the November 1st, annual special public holiday, which only affects schools and the education sector.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Bulgaria Moves Upcoming Bridge Public Holiday Compensation To June 2

    Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) - The special working Saturday of May 19, 2007, has been moved to June 2, 2007.
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2006

  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Bulgaria's Stock Exchange Closing December 25 To January 2

    Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) has announced that it will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2006 to Tuesday, January 2, 2007 (inclusive).
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Bulgarian 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    - The following Saturdays will be regular working days, to compensate for the Bridge Public Holidays that were declared for 2007: 21-Apr-2007, 2-Jun-2007, 15-Sep-2007, and 15-Dec-2007.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Bulgaria Declares January 2 Public Holiday

    Makfax - Bulgaria Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ivaylo Kalfin, has announced that January 2, 2007, had been declared as a one-off public holiday, on the occasion of the upcoming accession of Bulgaris to the European Union.
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2004

  • Mar
  • 9
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  • Bulgaria Celebrates NATO Membership With One-Off Public Holiday

    Sofia Echo - The Bulgarian Cabinet has announced that Friday, April 2, 2004, would be a one-off national public holiday to mark the official entry of Bulgaria into NATO.
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2003

  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Bulgaria Public Holidays From May 1-6

    Novinite - Bulgaria's Council of Ministers has announced 2 one-off bridge public holidays; Friday, May 2, and Monday, May 5, 2007, which means that, combined with the May 1 and May 6 annual public holidays, Bulgarians will be off work for the 6-day period from Thursday, May 1, to Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Bulgarian 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Novinite - Deputy Prime Minster and Social Minister, Lidia Shuleva, has proposed to the Council of Ministers a schedule for 2004 one-off public holidays and working Saturdays.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Bulgaria Declares December 31 Public Holiday

    Novinite News Agency - During its meeting of November 8, 2002, the Government Cabinet of Bulgaria decreed that December 31, 2002, would be a one-off public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Bulgaria Declares May 1-6 Public Holidays

    Novinite News Agency - At today's Bulgarian Government Cabinet session, it was decided to declare May 2 and May 3, 2002, as official public holidays, thus creating a 6-day public holiday stretching from May Day to St George's Day on May 6.
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2001

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Bulgaria Adds Year-End Public Holidays

    Novinite - The Bulgarian Cabinet has announced that the periods of December 22-26 and December 30-31, 2001, would be non-working days (public holidays).
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Bulgaria September 6-9 Bridge Public Holidays

    Novinite - The cabinet of Ministers of Bulgaria has decided that Friday, September 7, 2001, the day after the public holiday celebrating the Union of Eastern Rumelia with the Principality of Bulgaria (on September 6, 1885) would be a one-off bridge public holiday.
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See also: Bulgaria bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Bulgaria)