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January 01: New Year's Day; March 03: Liberation Day; Easter Monday ( 19 april 2009 ), May 01: Labour Day; May 06: Saint George's Day / Army Day; May 24: Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius Day (National Culture Day); September 06: Unification Day; September 22: Independence Day; November 01: Leaders of the Bulgarian Revival; December 24-26: Christmas Holidays


Plovdiv International Fair:


Autumn International Technical Fair:  27 Sept – 02 October 2010


International Exhibition of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutics and Balneology:  20-23 October 2010




Cultural Events and Festivals in Bulgaria:                                                            

04 - 06 June:  Festival of Roses, Kazanluk,

02 – 11 July: Veliko Turnovo - Summer Festival for Opera and Ballet – Stage of Centuries – open air performances in Tsarevets Royal

07 – 13 August: Bansko International Jazz festival

13 August: Holiday of the Tomato and the Pepper, Village of Marash ( Shumen district ),

14 August: Holiday of the Watermelon, Village of Salmanovo ( Shumen district ), Holidays focusing on the village life and different folklore performances, Contests for the largest watermelon, watermelon carvings, eating, etc.,

15 August: Goliama Bogoroditsa religious holiday: all major monasteries in Bulgaria: Troyan Monastery, Rila Monastery, Bachkovo Monastery, etc,

18 August: Birthday of St. John of Rila, Rila Monastery, Rozhen Sabor folklore festival – Rozhen, the Rhodope mountains (last weekend in Aug),

August: International Folklore Festival Shumen ( associated with “Varna Summer”), Shows and concert programs of folklore groups from Bulgaria and other countries,

28 August  - 06 September: Apollonia Art Festival, Sozopol,

22 September: Independence Day celebrations, Veliko Turnovo