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Independence Day
Bulgaria

Independence Day 2018 and 2019

Bulgarian Independence Day takes place every year on September 22nd. It is classified as a public holiday and occurs merely 16 days after Unification Day, another public holiday for the country.

YearDateDayHoliday
201822 SepSatIndependence Day
201922 SepSunIndependence Day
23 SepMonIndependence Day Holiday

Bulgaria is like many other nations in that it has its very own Independence Day. September 22nd has been a big day in Bulgaria since the beginning of the twentieth century. Bulgaria got on the pathway to independence from the Ottoman Empire on September 22nd in 1908. This occurred due to discussions that took place at 1878’s Congress of Empire. Bulgaria turned into a sovereign state and because of that finally had a lot in common with other countries located throughout the European continent. Bulgaria was acknowledged by the Ottoman Empire in the spring of 1909. The nation was shortly acknowledged by European entities after that as well.

Independence Day is a big deal for the people of Bulgaria. They participate in major festivities all around the nation. The largest celebrations, however, generally happen in Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia. Veliko Tarnovo is the name of a city that’s located in the northern central region of Bulgaria. It’s where Bulgaria’s independence was announced. Festivities for Independence Day generally begin in the morning. They usually last all throughout the course of the day, too.

Tradition is a significant part of this Bulgarian holiday. The government has a designated fund that covers Independence Day festivities all over the nation. This fund takes care of Bulgarian Independence Day celebrations that occur outside of the country, too. Bulgarians participate in all sorts of diverse activities that honour this major day in their history. If you try to take a walk in the capital city of Sofia, you’ll notice that streets are shut off on Independence Day.

Bulgarians love having fun and enjoying themselves on Independence Day. They watch outdoor musical performances during festivals. They visit cathedrals nearby to participate in liturgical masses. They also regularly attend Independence Day parades. Bicycle, civilian and military parades are all examples of types of festivities that are available on Independence Day in Bulgaria. Bulgarian flag raising traditions take place after these parades. People then put flowers and wreaths on top of war memorials. Wreath laying events are commonly seen at memorials and monuments all around the Balkan nation.

The people of Bulgaria display their respect for Independence Day in numerous other ways, too. Some people view official speeches. Others go to church to take part in special services. The options are abundant. People who are lucky enough to be in Bulgaria on Independence Day may even be able to enjoy stunning displays of fireworks. Although fireworks are particularly common in Sofia, they’re also common in other cities including both Veliko Turnovo and Varna.