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Holy Saturday in Bulgaria

Holy Saturday is the day between Jesus Christ's crucifixion (Good Friday) and his resurrection (Easter Sunday), according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christians commemorate the burial of Christ on this day.

Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

As midnight approaches, Orthodox worshippers light candles, and church bells announce the resurrection of Christ at midnight.

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About Holy Saturday

Read more about Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatApr 15Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2018SatApr 7Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2019SatApr 27Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2020SatApr 18Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2021SatMay 1Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2022SatApr 23Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2023SatApr 15Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2024SatMay 4Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2025SatApr 19Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2026SatApr 11Holy SaturdayNational holiday
2027SatMay 1Holy SaturdayNational holiday

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