Calendar

16.04.2019
140 years since the adoption of the Turnovo Constitution
On April 16, 1879 adopted the Tarnovo Constitution, which was passed principle of separation of powers into legislative, executive and judicial. It defines the structure and powers of supreme state bodies - monarchical institution, parliament, government and the fundamental rights, freedoms and obligations of Bulgarian citizens. One of the most democratic of his time in Europe. Revocation was in 1881-83, amended in 1893, 1911 and 1946 and is valid until 1947. During the constitutional debate (after March 21) form the first Bulgarian parties - Conservative and Liberal.

25.04.2019
39 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.

28.04.2019
Easter - the biggest holiday in orthodox Christian beliefs
This year Easter is celebrated on April 8. 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!”.

01.05.2019
Official Holiday
May 1 - Labour Day - a public holiday in the Republic of Bulgaria.

06.05.2019
St. George's Day - Day of Bulgarian Army
May 6, is the Day of Bulgarian Army - St. George's Day. May 6, 2005 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.

09.05.2019
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-Jurgen 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.

24.05.2019
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.

26.05.2019
Elections to the European Parliament
The elections for the European Parliament in 2019 in Bulgaria will take place on May 26 (Sunday) and will be elected by 17 Bulgarian MPs. Right to vote are Bulgarian citizens who are 18 years old and have lived permanently at least in the last three months in Bulgaria or in another EU Member State and are not placed under guardianship or serving custodial sentences.

30.05.2019
Annual General Meeting of the shareholders of SFB Capital market JSC
The Board of Directors of SFB Capital market – JSC convenes Annual General Meeting on May 30, 2019 at 9.00 AM in Sofia in 16-20 Alabin Str.

06.06.2019
140-anniversary of Bulgarian National Bank
6 June 1879 - The BNB effected its first banking transaction 6 June 1879 – the government remitted 8,697,043 francs, two million of which as the Bank’s authorized capital, and the remainder as a deposit.

11.06.2019
Professional holiday of economists in Bulgaria
By decision 320/29.04.2005 the Council of Minister has declared 11 June professional holiday of economists in Bulgaria.

16.06.2019
11 years - XETRA in BSE-Sofia AD
On June 16, 2008 BSE-Sofia AD introduced XETRA trading system of Deutsche Boerse.

28.06.2019
June 28 1914 – Sofia Stock Exchange constituent meeting held
On February 21 1912, the Parliament adopted the first Law on the stock exchanges, which was promulgated in the State Gazette on February 28 the same year. Sofia Stock exchange obtained official permit to start operating and started effective activity on June 28 1914, only a few days before the beginning of World War I. On May 25 1915, the Stock Exchange Regulation was adopted by a Decree. All issuers of securities, such as banks, production and trading companies, were invited to register for participation in the stock trade. On December 18 1917, the Sofia Stock Exchange issued a Regulation for the Internal Order of the stock exchange and decided three trading sessions to be conducted each week. On January 20 1918 the stock exchange was officially opened. It was the sole stock market in Bulgaria until its nationalization on December 27 1947 when it was transformed into a department of the Bulgarian National Bank and discontinued its activities until 1992. On April 8 1992, Sofia Stock Exchange (currently SFB Capital Market JSC) organized the first public trading session in Bulgaria’s new economic history. In 1997, Bulgarian the capital market integration process was completed and Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia JSC officially started operating on October 21.

01.07.2019
22 years of Currency board in Bulgaria
The currency board in Bulgaria was introduced in 1997 after the severe economic crisis in 1996-1997. Due to systemic failure of the Bulgarian Government to effectively manage public finances, the IMF agrees to assist the Government only when the currency board. The Currency board was introduced on July 1, 1997 the Law on the Bulgarian National Bank adopted on June 10, 1997. Functions of a currency board are assumed by Bulgarian National Bank. The law fixes the exchange rate of the Bulgarian lev to the Euro in 1000 for 1 Deutsche Mark (after the introduction of the Euro in 1999 - 1955.83 euro to ˆ 1) (after the denomination of EUR 5 July, 1999 - 1.95583 BGN for 1 EUR).

05.07.2019
20 years from DENOMINATION OF BULGARIAN CURRENCY
Denomination of the Bulgarian lev came into force on July 5, 1999 A new lev was equal to 1,000 old Bulgarian lev. International Standardization Organization (ISO) has introduced a new code lev

15.07.2019
25 years Private Vocational School "Banker"
On July 15th Private vocational school "Banker" Celebrating 25 years anniversary. In addition to the compulsory curriculum in school are taught subjects such as: accounting, banking, stock exchanges and transactions, statistics and more.