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Good Friday in Bulgaria

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

Is Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Good Friday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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About Good Friday

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Good Friday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriApr 2Good FridayNational holiday
2011FriApr 22Good FridayNational holiday
2012FriApr 13Good FridayNational holiday
2013FriMay 3Good FridayNational holiday
2014FriApr 18Good FridayNational holiday
2015FriApr 10Good FridayNational holiday
2016FriApr 29Good FridayNational holiday
2017FriApr 14Good FridayNational holiday
2018FriApr 6Good FridayNational holiday
2019FriApr 26Good FridayNational holiday
2020FriApr 17Good FridayNational holiday

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