104 years since first stock exchange trading session in Bulgaria
104 years have passed since the implementation of the first trading session on the pit of Sofia Stock Exchange - 20 January 1918.
110 years since the first Stock Exchanges Law in Bulgaria
The Parliament adopted the first Stock Exchanges Law in Bulgaria on February 1, 1912.
March 3 - National Holiday of Bulgaria
On March 3, 1878 the treaty which liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke was signed.
REFA-training on the topic Optimization of the company management of labour-production process in the market-orientated economy, March 6, 2023 in Sofia
Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) and BIC Capital market SP Ltd. as exclusive representatives of REFA for Bulgaria organize on March 6, 2023 in Sofia a major qualification REFA-training on the topic: Optimization of the company management of labour-production process in the market orientated economy. The participants who passed the final exams successfully will receive the internationally recognized REFA-certificate.
International Women's Day
On March 8 is marked International Women's Day which is celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations.
For the first time the feast of the woman is made of 28 February, 1909 in the USA. A year later, a conference in Copenhagen one hundred women from 17 countries decide to have their international day. In 1911 the feast of female solidarity is already celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Bulgaria.
Daylight Saving Time in Bulgaria
At 3.00 hours on 26 March Bulgaria goes to summer time. Clocks are moved ahead 1 hour and then will be 4.00 hours.
April 1 - Day of humor and fun
April 1 - Day of humor and fun
Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria
President Rumen Radev issued decrees on the dissolution of the 48th National Assembly on February 3, 2023 and the scheduling of extraordinary parliamentary elections for April 2, 2023.
30 years since the first public trading session in Bulgaria
Sofia Stock Exchange held the first public trading session in the new economic history of Bulgaria on April 8, 1992.
45 years of flight in space on the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov
On April 10, 1979 in space was launched spacecraft "Soyuz-33", which flew the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov. Commander of the ship from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Bulgaria became the sixth country in the world, sent its representative in space.
Easter - the biggest holiday in orthodox Christian beliefs
This year Easter is celebrated on April 16. This is the biggest holiday in Orthodox Christian beliefs. According to them, Jesus Christ predicted he would be crucified and would rise from the dead in three days. And when, on the third day after his funeral, Mary Magdalene went to his tomb, Jesus’s body was missing. Christ had risen. Each year, Easter is celebrated for three days and is related to may interesting and original rituals and traditions. One of them is the coloring of eggs, which are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The first egg is always red. Why? According to one of the legends, Mary Magdalene, which was healed from the bad spirits by Jesus, first saw him after he rose from the dead. She starting traveling around the world telling people about the miracle. When she arrived in Rome, she went to the palace of the emperor Tiberius. At that time people had to bring presents to the emperor, but Mary was very poor, so her gift was an egg. She gave to to Tiberius saying “Christ is Risen!” The emperor did not believe her and told her” How could anyone rise from the dead? This cannot happen, just as this white egg cannot become red.” While Tiberius was saying these words, the color of the egg Mary Magdalene was holding started to change into red. Since then, on Easter Christians color eggs in red and greet each other with the words “Christ is Risen”, to which the answer is “Indeed He is Risen!”.
43 years since the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) was established in 1980
The first Law on the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Bulgaria was adopted by the VIII National Assembly on December 12 1894, and was promulgated on December 20 1894. On March 30 1903, the Union of Industrialists was created, which existed until 1947, headquartered in Sofia, on 36 Alabin Str. On March 29 1942, the Law on Industrial Associations was promulgated, which constituted a Supreme Industrial Association, as well as Regional Industrial Associations as public legal entities. In 1980, the activity of industrial unions in Bulgaria was restored through the establishment of the Bulgarian Industrial Association and the Regional Industrial Associations, to which the current Bulgarian Industrial Association and the industrial association in the regions and municipalities is a successor.
May 1 - Labour Day - a public holiday in the Republic of Bulgaria.
St. George's Day - Day of Bulgarian Army
May 6, is the Day of Bulgarian Army - St. George's Day. is official holiday in Bulgaria. One of the most respected saints in Bulgaria is Saint George. The great Christian martyr St. George lived in the province of the near East called Cappadocia under the government of the Roman emperor Diocletian (284-305). When very young he became a soldier to discharge his military duties. At the age of 20 he became a tribune. Because of his complete dedication to the Christian faith he was imprisoned and decapitated. According to the story of his life a dragon had appeared near the place where he died and devastated it. The saint killed the monster with his spear. Since then he has been one of the most famous soldiers of the Christian faith and he has been chosen to be the Defender of Bulgarian army.
For the Bulgarians St. George's day is one of the most solemn holidays which mark the beginning of the summer. It is also the holiday of the Bulgarian army and of the agriculturists. St. George is sung with great affection and reverence in our songs as a "handsome" and "courageous" hero.St. George is also patron of farmers. On the day preceding the day of St. George the peasants used to plant a beech bough, into leaf, in the middle of their fields, in order to make the wheat grow high and, in general, have rich crops. At the door of each house, beech twigs, blossoming hawthorn, lilac or other bushes in flower were fixed. On St. George's Day the housewives stuck green branches to the fountains and the wells and dropped stalks of nettle in the water cauldrons - for good health. St. George's Day is also the festival of cattle breeders. Traditionally, on this day shepherds would take a lamb, with a wreath on its little horns, to the churchyard. The priest would say a solemn prayer for the health of both humans and animals, and for a rich harvest. It was a custom for each household to have roasted lamb or some other lamb dish on its St. George's Day table. St. George’s Day is also the name day of everyone called George.
Day of victory over Hitler's fascism
On May 9, 1945 in Berlin signed surrender of Germany to the USSR by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, Colonel General Hans-J?rgen Stumpf and Admiral Hans-Georg von Frideburg. Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov signed by Stalin and British Marshal Tedder on behalf of Dwight Eisenhower. This day is celebrated as the Day of victory over Hitler's fascism.
May 24 is an official holiday in Bulgaria
May 24 is the official holiday of Bulgarian Culture. This is St.St Cyril and Methodius and Slavic Alphabet Day.