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Holidays & Observances in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a Southeast European country bordered by Romania and Turkey. A vast majority of the population practices Bulgarian Orthodox Christianity, which follows many of the traditional Orthodox customs, but goes by the standard Gregorian calendar instead of the Julian calendar. This means they celebrate Christmas on December 25th instead of January 7th like many Orthodox countries. Tradition is an important part of many aspects Bulgarian culture, including its holidays. Bulgaria has many holidays and saint days that are colored with unique Bulgarian folk traditions.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Liberation Day Bulgaria Public
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Day of Bravery Noteworthy & Common
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Independence Day Bulgaria Public
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity