Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union BG

Bulgarian official holidays

3 March – National Holiday (Bulgarian Day of Liberation from the Ottoman Domination)

1 January – New Year’s Day

1 May – Labour Day - Solidarity Day

6 May – St. George's Day - Day of Valour and of the Bulgarian Armed Forces

24 May – Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavic Letters

6 September – Bulgarian Unification Day

22 September – Bulgarian Independence Day

1 November – National Awakeners Day – a day-off for educational establishments 

24 December – Christmas Eve

25 and 26 December – Christmas

Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter (Easter Sunday and Monday) as determined for Easter celebrations in the relevant year

 

If any of the public holidays falls on a Saturday and/or Sunday, the first or the first two business days following that public holiday shall be non-working days.

 

2018

 

January 1st

New Year’s Day

Monday

March 3rd

National Holiday - Bulgarian Day of Liberation from the Ottoman Domination

Saturday

March 5th

Day of Liberation holiday

Monday

April 6th

Good Friday

 

April 7th

Holy Saturday

 

April 8th

Easter

 

April 9th

Easter Monday

 

May 1st

Labour Day

Tuesday

May 6th

St. George’s Day

Sunday

May 7th

St. George’s Day holiday

Monday

May 24th

Day of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavic Letters

Thursday

September 6th

Bulgarian Unification Day

Thursday

September 22nd

Independence Day

Saturday

September 24th

Independence Day holiday

Monday

December 24th

Christmas Eve

Monday

December 25th

Christmas Day

Tuesday

December 26th

Second day of Christmas

Wednesday