Bulgarians to Get 6 Days Off at Easter 2013
September 19, 2012
The Council of Ministers is planning to give Bulgarians a six-day long
break for Easter next year.
The break will start Wednesday, May 1, which is officially celebrated as
Labor Day, and will continue Thursday and Friday, which is Holy Friday
or Great Friday, all the way through Easter Sunday and the Day of St.
George (Gergiovden), which falls on Monday May 6.
Employees will make up for Thursday May 2 on Saturday May 11, which will
be a work day.
The break will actually be longer than the Christmas one, the Bulgarian
Standard daily notes, adding the tourist sector is already gearing up
for it since many Bulgarians will use the days off to travel.
However, for many sectors these extended holidays create problems and
increase costs due to paying workers overtime and impeding
subcontractors or customers.