Holiday Guide for Bulgaria in 2021

Bulgaria 2021
Bulgaria
2021

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

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List of National Holidays in Bulgaria in 2021

New Year's Day

 Long Weekend! 
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: March 3rd is Bulgaria's National Day. It honours the Bulgarian volunteers who, during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 with the assistance of Russian and Romania.

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 is the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus has been placed after his crucifixion.

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 (in lieu)


Labour Day (in lieu)

Bulgaria: As Labour Day falls on a Saturday in 2021, the following Tuesday will be a public holiday

St. George's Day


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 the Principality of Bulgaria on this day in 1885

Independence Day


Independence Day

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

Christmas Eve

 Long Weekend! 
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

Second Day of Christmas

 Long Weekend! 
Second Day of Christmas

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

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