Holiday Guide for Bulgaria in 2019

Bulgaria 2019
Bulgaria
2019

Bulgaria information

Population: 7.15m
Capital: Sofia
Calling Code: (359)
Time Zone: +2 UTC
Currency: Bulgarian lev
Language: Bulgarian

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Bulgaria List of National Holidays in Bulgaria in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Bulgaria: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Liberation Day


Liberation Day

Bulgaria: Marks the date of the signing the Treaty of San Stefano on 3 March 1878. This peace treaty ended the Russo-Turkish War and proclaimed Bulgaria as an independent state.

Liberation Day Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Liberation Day Holiday

Bulgaria: Public holiday as Liberation Day falls on a Sunday in 2019

Orthodox Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Orthodox Good Friday

Bulgaria: Easter is the principal festival of Greece and the Orthodox Church

Orthodox Holy Saturday


Orthodox Holy Saturday

Bulgaria: Orthodox Holy Saturday takes place on the Day before Orthodox Easter.

Orthodox Easter Day


Orthodox Easter Day

Bulgaria: Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its position in the calendar

Orthodox Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Orthodox Easter Monday

Bulgaria: The Orthodox church uses the Julian calendar for the calculation of Easter, which can often mean that Orthodox Easter falls later than Easter observed elsewhere

Labour Day


Labour Day

Bulgaria: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

St. George's Day

 Long Weekend! 
St. George's Day

Bulgaria: St. George is the patron saint of Portugal, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia, and many cities across Europe

Culture and Literacy Day

 Long Weekend! 
Culture and Literacy Day

Bulgaria: Slavic missionaries Cyril (Constantine) and Metod (Methodius) came to Great Moravia

Unification Day

 Long Weekend! 
Unification Day

Bulgaria: Commemorates the unification of Eastern Rumelia and Bulgaria in 1885

Independence Day


Independence Day

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Independence Day marks Bulgaria's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1908

Independence Day Holiday (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Independence Day Holiday (in lieu)

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Independence Day marks Bulgaria's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1908

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve

Bulgaria: The highlight of Bulgarian Christmas Eve is a feast marking the end of the fasting of advent

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Bulgaria: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Second Day of Christmas


Second Day of Christmas

Bulgaria: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Notes

  • If a holiday falls on a weekend, the following weekday will be a holiday