Holidays in Bulgaria 2024

There are 12 public holidays with 14 days in Bulgaria in 2024, four of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. It falls on January 1, 2024.

Liberation Day
Liberation Day commemorates the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire on March 3, 1878. In the 14th century, the Ottoman Empire conquered the Bulgarian Empire in the Bulgarian-Ottoman wars, which resulted in the collapse of the Bulgarian Empire. The holiday falls on March 3, 2024, and is observed on March 4, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Orthodox Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Orthodox Good Friday falls on May 3, 2024.

Orthodox Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Orthodox Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries and falls on May 5, 2024.

Orthodox Easter Monday
The Monday after Orthodox Easter Sunday, it is observed on May 6, 2024.

St. George's Day
St. George's Day, also known as Army Day, is observed on May 6, 2024. St. George's Day is a holiday in memory of Saint George, who was venerated as a saint in Christianity. There is little information on the early life of St. George, but many historians believe he was born into a noble family, and his parents were both Christians.

Culture and Literacy Day
Culture and Literacy Day is a public holiday in Bulgaria, observed on May 24, 2024. The holiday celebrates the importance of the Bulgarian language and the Cyrillic alphabet, which St. Cyril and St. Methodius created.

Unification Day
Unification Day is observed on September 6, 2024, and commemorates the unification of the autonomous Ottoman province of Eastern Rumelia and the Principality of Bulgaria in 1885.

Independence Day
Independence Day commemorates the anniversary of when the independence of Bulgaria was proclaimed on September 22, 1908. The holiday falls on September 22, 2024, and is observed on September 23, 2024.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day, observed on December 25, 2024, commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. The holiday lasts three days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas Holiday.

The following is the list of public holidays in Bulgaria 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Liberation DayMar 03, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Liberation Day HolidayMar 04, 2024MondayObserved
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Good FridayMay 03, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Holy SaturdayMay 04, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox EasterMay 05, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter MondayMay 06, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
St. George's DayMay 06, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Culture and Literacy DayMay 24, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Unification DaySep 06, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Independence DaySep 22, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Independence Day HolidaySep 23, 2024MondayObserved
Christmas EveDec 24, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas Day HolidayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Bulgaria in 2024.

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