Business hours and holidays

Holidays in Bulgaria

January 1New Year
March 3The Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule
May 1Labour Day and International Workers’ Solidarity
May 6Saint George’s Day / Army Day
May 24Culture and Literacy Day
September 6Unification Day
September 22Independence Day
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas Day
December 262nd 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.

WeekdaysSaturdaySunday and national holidays
Banks (working with customers)09:00 – 16:30dependsdepends
Post Offices09:00 – 18:00closedclosed
Dept. Stores10:00 – 22:0010:00 – 22:0010:00 – 22:00
Shops10:00 – 22:0010:00 – 22:0010:00 – 22:00
Museums10:00 – 17:0010:00 – 17:0010:00 – 17:00
Offices09:00 – 17:00closedclosed