Programmer's day is a whimsical "holiday" on the 256th day of the year celebrated mostly by computer programmers (reason: 256 = 2 to the power of 8 = the number of values representable in a byte of data). Traditions include drinking, behaving silly, coding silly programs, mini computer games, playing with old computers, etc. Programmer's day usually falls on September 13th; on leap years, it is September 12th.
18 years since the first issue of Business Industry Capital
BIA online issue ‘Business Industry Capital’ turned 18 years
Today the online issue of the Bulgarian Industrial Association - ‘Business Industry Capital’ celebrates its 18th birthday. ‘Business Industry Capital’ is published by Bourse Information Company Capital Market – fully owned by Bulgarian Industrial Association, specialized in business information services. The company maintains the Bulgarian Enterprises Information System – BEIS.
During its 18 years of existence the issue became a preferred media and business partner to over 33,000 subscribers in Bulgaria and abroad. In the ocean of information offered by the Internet, ‘Business Industry Capital’ manages to briefly present every day the most important economic events in Bulgaria – financial, corporate, stock exchange and news by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), in Bulgarian and English.
The main mission of our online issue has always been to promote the Bulgarian economy and business. Through the ‘Discover Bulgaria’ column, which quickly became favorite to both Bulgarian and foreign readers, ‘Business Industry Capital’ carries a wide campaign to popularize the cultural and natural sites and events in Bulgaria. Each day the column presents traditional Bulgarian holidays and the accompanying customs, famous Bulgarians and their brief biography, as well as information for beautiful places and sights in the country.
18 years is not a small period for an issue, for an online media. Our team has accepted the challenge to further develop ‘Business Industry Capital’ so that it may make even more friends and partners of Bulgaria, BIA and the Bulgarian business.
Official Celebration of the town Sofia
September 17 is the official holiday of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The decision announced on 17 September for a celebration of the capital was taken in 1992 by decision of the Municipal Council. On that day bouquet day celebrate all that bear the names Faith, Hope, Love and Sofia.
The Independence Day (Bulgarian National Holiday)
On September 22, 1908, Bulgaria declared its full
independence from Ottoman control. Signing the Bulgarian Declaration of Independence nullified the harmful clauses of the Treaty of Berlin under which the greater part of the railway lines in Southern Bulgaria were under the regimen of capitulations (as Turkey's
property) which entailed the payment of an annual
tax to Turkey. After the Treaty of Berlin (1878)
Macedonia remained under Ottoman rule, while
after the wars and the peace treaties (Bucharest,
1913, and Neuilly, 1919) the greater part of it was
incorporated into Serbia and Greece. The idea of
the national unification of the Bulgarians was fatally
doomed, mostly by the policy of the imperialist
diktat, but for those affected it was impossible
to abandon it. An armed struggle began which in its
content, organizational methods and purposes was
a continuation of the Bulgarian national-liberation
movement of the ‘70s of the 19th century. However, the Ottoman rulers were pushed out of Macedonia and
Adrianople Thrace not by means of a democratic
revolution but through Bulgaria's, Serbia's, Greece's and Montenegro's military might in the First Balkan
war of 1912.
4 years since the official launch of MyCompetence
Implementing the Project OPHRD Bulgarian Industrial Association officially opened Information System competence assessment - MyCompetence.bg
27 years membership of Bulgaria in the World Bank and IMF
On 25 September 1990 Bulgaria joined the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
20 years Bulgarian Enterprises Information System (BEIS)
Bulgarian Enterprises Information System (BEIS) was presented for the first time on October 8, 1997 as an integral part of a broader program of the Bulgarian Industrial Association to support and promote activities of the Bulgarian business. For the past 17 years BEIS has established itself as an independent, reliable and efficient source of structured information for more than 50 000 leading Bulgarian companies – basic line of business, products and services, financial indicators, management and connectivity with other companies, specific information on their activities from national and regional media. The information is provided in Bulgarian and English and is updated daily. The project is developed by an experts team of BIC Capital Market Ltd - subsidiary of the Bulgarian Industrial Association.
In recent years, the team's efforts are focused on the development of services for a better and more attractive presentation of the companies and supporting their efforts to attract new Bulgarian and foreign partners. Companies can now extend the presentation of their activities, they can provide details on their products, include all offices and shops in the country, add specific promotional offers. The Bulgarian Enterprises Information System (BEIS) team makes sure that this information is easily and quickly accessible through the system and through the daily electronic issue of the Bulgarian Industrial Association, as well as through the most popular search engine on the Internet.
We believe that BEIS will continue to be a valuable assistant to Bulgarian companies in establishment of business partnerships without borders.
20 years have passed since BSE - Sofia JSC was licensed
On October 8th 1997 Securities and Stock Exchanges Commission (SSEC) gave a license to Bulgarian Stock Exchanges - Sofia JSC.
Day of The Bulgarian Municipality
The first “Law of the municipalities and city government” was published on October 12th 1882 in edition 117 of “Darjaven Vestnik”.
7 years of the establishment of the National Council for competence assessment
National Council for competence assessment in Bulgaria (NSOK) was initiated by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) of the HRD Project for an information system to assess the competence of the workforce. The Council includes representatives of the social partners and representatives of key stakeholders and major players in the labor market. NSOK is a permanent body for cooperation, consultation and institutionalizing the results of various stages and levels in assessing the competence of the workforce in industries and regions during the execution of the Project. Council may discuss and give opinions on assessments of competence in different sectors, subsectors, occupations, jobs, businesses and jobs developed in the implementation of the project. To the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism and the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation, proposals and draft legislation, measures and programs to promote adaptability of force recommendations to address the problems of the labor market and more.
St. Dimitar’s day – builders’ day
The day of St. Dimitar is celebrated as proffesional holiday of the builders
Birthday of the Internet
Exactly at 22.30 on October 29, 1969 engineers from UCLA and Stanford Research Institute succeeded for the first time to exchange data between two computers at a distance of 400 miles. The project to connect the two systems is called the Arpanet and was commissioned by the Ministry of Defense.
Day of the Leaders of the Bulgarian Revival
November 1 is one of the official holidays in the Republic of Bulgaria. On this day, people celebrate and pay respect to the achievements and memory of the leaders of the Bulgarian Revival – to all those enlighteners, revolutioners and fighers for liberation, who played a major role for the preserving of the spiritual values and the morality of our nation. The first unofficial celebration of the holiday took place in Plovdiv in 1909. People paid respect to their heros nationwide which in 1922 gave reason to Stoyan Omarchevski (back then Minister of the People’s Enlightment) to propose to the Council of Minister to declare November 1a national holiday and a day-off for all schools in Bulgaria. Despite its great cultural and national importance, the day of the leaders of the Bulgarian Revival was forbidden in 1945, when the
Government decided Bulgaria already had a similar holiday – the Day of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, which is still celebrated as the day of the Bulgarian enlightment and culture. The celebration of November 1 was resumed in 1990 on the initiative of the Mati Bulgaria union.