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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

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Liberation Day Liberation Day Bulgaria National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Armed Forces Days Day of Bravery Noteworthy & Common
Independence Day Independence Day Bulgaria National, Federal, Bank, Public