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Bulgaria

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

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Liberation Day Liberation Day Bulgaria National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Armed Forces Days Day of Bravery Noteworthy & Common
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Independence Day Bulgaria National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related