Bulgarians to Get 6 Days Off at Easter 2013

Society | September 19, 2012, Wednesday // 08:16|  views

The week before Easter, called Holy Week, is the most important week for all Christians, including Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

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.

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Tags: Easter, Great Friday, Holy Friday, labor day, break, St. George Day, work day


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