Business hours and holidays

Holidays in Bulgaria

January 1 New Year
March 3 The Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule
May 1 Labour Day and International Workers’ Solidarity
May 6 Saint George’s Day / Army Day
May 24 Culture and Literacy Day
September 6 Unification Day
September 22 Independence Day
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 2nd Day of Christmas

Business Hours & Holidays

The business hours of banks, post offices, department stores, as well as museums, parks and other public services and spaces in Bulgaria may differ from that of your home country. These business hours will also vary throughout the country.

Below is a rough guide to some of the more general businesses and services. However, make sure to check the individual websites for the opening hours of the places or facilities that you are planning to visit.

Weekdays Sat. Sun. & National Holidays
Banks (working with customers) 09:00-16:30 depends depends
Post Offices 09:00-18:00 closed closed
Dept. Stores 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00
Shops 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00
Museums 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00
Offices 09:00-17:00 closed closed