National Public Holidays in Bulgaria

A calendar of the national vacation days when Bulgarian businesses, schools and banks may close and people get the day off...

Public holidays in Bulgaria are regulated by the Bulgarian Labour Code.

  • Public holidays that take place on a weekend are not carried over to the following Monday
  • Since 2007 Bulgaria has official "bridge holidays". When a public holiday takes place on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the Monday, Tuesday or Friday is sometimes taken as an official holiday to make a long weekend; working Saturdays are imposed to make up for the extra day's holiday. These public holidays also apply to schools
  • Only schools and universities close when 1 November falls on a school day; banks, offices and government organisations remain open

Public Holidays 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 2 January - New Year's Day holiday
  • 3 March - Liberation Day
  • 14 April - Orthodox Good Friday
  • 17 April - Orthodox Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 24 May - Culture & Literacy Day
  • 6 September - Unification Day
  • 22 September - Independence Day
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • 25 December - Christmas Day
  • 26 December - Second Christmas
  • 27 December - Day in Lieu