Dates & Holidays of Bulgaria

Calendar of Key Dates, National Holidays, and Important Days

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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Whether you’re about to visit or just keen on learning about the culture, check out our handy little calendar to learn about the different holidays and celebrations in Bulgaria. And as an added little bonus, we’ve listed the names of the months in the Bulgarian language below the months’ names in English :)

January & February

януари (“yanuari”) & февруари (“fevruari”)
1 Jan

New Year's Day

Нова Година.

8 Jan


Бабинден. "Midwife’s Day."

March & April

март (“mart”) & април (“april”)
1 Mar

Baba Marta Day

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3 Mar

Liberation Day

Ден на Освобождението на България от Османската Империя.

8 Mar

Women's Day

Ден на жената.

Varying Friday

Good Friday

Разпети петък. The Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Varying Sunday

Easter Sunday

Великден. Easter in "Eastern Christianity" is always on one Sunday between 4 April and 8 May on the Gregorian calendar, as it is based on the Julian calendar. Though it should take place sometime during the first week after the astronomical full moon, the Julian full moon occurs several days after the astronomical event.

Varying Monday

Easter Monday

Велики понеделник. The Monday immediately following Easter Sunday.

May & June

май (“maĭ”) & юни (“yuni”)
1 May

International Workers' Day

Ден на труда. Known alternately as "May Day" or "Labor Day."

6 May

St. George’s Day


7 May

Radio and Television Day

Ден на Радиото и Телевизията.

24 May

Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day

Ден на азбуката, културата и просветата.

July, August, September & October

юли (“yuli”), август (“avgust”), септември (“septemvri”) & октомври (“oktomvri”)
6 Sep

Unification Day

Ден на съединението.

22 Sep

Independence Day

Ден на независимостта.

November & December

ноември (“noemvri”) & декември (“dekemvri”)
1 Nov

Revival Leaders’ Day

Ден на народните будители.

24 Dec

Christmas Eve

Бъдни вечер.

25 Dec



31 Dec

New Year's Eve

Навечерието На Нова Година.

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Bonus! Days of the Week in the Bulgarian Language:

Monday: понеделник (“ponedelnik”)
Tuesday: вторник (“vtornik”)
Wednesday: сряда (“sryada”)
Thursday: четвъртък (“chetvŭrtŭk”)
Friday: петък (“petŭk”)
Saturday: събота (“sŭbota”)
Sunday: неделя (“nedelya”)