Name days in Bulgaria are celebrated in addition to birthdays in Bulgaria. Truth be known, most Bulgarians value their ‘Name Day' more than their birthday. According to the tradition, guests are supposed to come uninvited and the person who has the celebrated name is supposed to be prepared to treat everyone.
* First Saturday of the Great Lent: Todor, Teodora, Dora, Bozhidar
* Lazarus Saturday: Lazar, Lazarina
* Palm Sunday (April 24th 2011 ): all flower-related names, such as Tzviatko, Margarita, Lilia, Violeta, Yavor, Zdravko, Zjumbjul, Nevena, Temenuzhka, Ralitza, Rosa, etc.
Bulgaria is situated in Southeast Europe and
occupies the Eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. To the north it borders
on Romania, to the west on the Republic of Macedonia and Federal Republic
of Yugoslavia, to the east on the Black Sea, to the south on Greece and
to the Southeast on Turkey.
State Government: Republic
Official Language: Bulgarian
Capital: Sofia (pop.1,200 000)
Big Cities: Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Pernik, Dupnica, Stara
Zagora, Vidin, Yambol, Sliven, Karlovo, Kazanluk, Haskovo, Pleven, Vratza,
Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, Blagoevgrad, Pazardjik, Nesebar…
January 1st New Year March 3rd The National day! - Bulgaria's Liberation from Ottoman
rule. Easter - 1 week after the Catholic Easter. May 1st - Labor Day May 6th Bulgarian Army Day May 24th Day - of the Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the
Slav Script September 6th - Bulgaria's Unification September September 22nd Independence Day December 24-26th Christmas holidays