8 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

Back to the astronomical time - scroll of watches with 1 hour back
The change in Bulgaria is introduced by a decision of the Government by 1979. For the first time in summer and winter time introduces the UK since 1908 for use in full daylight during the summer. The idea of "Daylight Saving Time" actually belongs to the American statesman Benjamin Franklin, who during his stay in Paris in 1784 wrote a whole essay on the topic entitled "The Economical Project". The idea is taken seriously by London building contractor William Uilet (1865-1915) who published a pamphlet entitled "The Waste of Daylight". He recovery promotional campaign that led to the law on British Summer Time (BST), adopted by parliament in 1916 in XX century main argument for the introduction of summer time and saving electricity. According to expert estimates 25 percent of all electricity used for household purposes, goes for lighting and household appliances such as televisions and cassette player. In XVIII century, Franklin also made similar calculations and found that 100 000 households in Paris could save a huge amount, if not light candles in the 183-you dinners from March 20 to Sept. 20.

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.

Day of Metallurgist
On November 5, 1963 was opened metallurgical plant "Kremikovtsi". Bulgarian Association of the Metallurgical Industry (BAMI) celebrates this day as an official professional holiday of metallurgy in Bulgaria.

International Accountant Day
On November 10, 1494, Pacoli published his work "Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry, Proportion, and Proportionality." The book is a description of the practices of Venetian merchants how they keep their accounts. Luca Pachioli also formulated the basic accounting principles that are still in use today.

Day of freedom of speech in Bulgaria
Day of freedom of speech in Bulgaria was proclaimed on November 10, 2003, during a ceremony of the annual awards for journalism, "Chernorizetz Hrabur" by the Union of Publishers in Bulgaria.

St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas is the Orthodox feast of St. Nicholas Mirlikiyski - patron saint of sailors, travelers and bankers. St. Nicholas was born in the city of Patras. According to legend he was the man who noticed throwing bags of gold into the house of an impoverished father and he married her three daughters. Attributed to him many miracles, deliverance sailors and sea travelers from water elements. He died in 342 in the town of Mir. In 1099 the relics of St. Nicholas were taken to Bari, Italy, where they are now.

The Day of the Bulgarian studentship
The beginning of this holiday is closely related to the first in 1920 and only university in Bulgaria - Sofia University. University birthdate is October 1, 1888 was established at the initiative of Svishtov and Emmanuel Shishmanov Ivan Ivanov as Higher Educational Course in Classical School of History and Philology Department. By law from January 1, 1889 the rate becomes higher school with additional units (faculties). Since the beginning of the twentieth century, it is allowed to follow and girls. In paragraph 25 of the General Regulations of the university from 1905 states: "On November 25 (December 8), the day of St. Kliment Ohridski University and celebration, it is a solemn performance of the new president (one-year term was - bel.avt. ). Rector old statement read to the course of the University, and says the new academic speech. " This is the official start of December 8. It is associated primarily with the development of science and culture. By 1919 the celebration of the event is peaceful, moral and cultural. In recent years, December 8 gradually regains its original charm and unique student celebration.