State school holiday dates in Bulgaria are fixed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (Министерство на образованието и науката) and vary slightly from year to year.
The school year starts around 15 September for primary and secondary schools. The school year in universities starts on 1 October and is divided into two semesters – autumn and spring.
The school year is divided into two terms:
There is a short mid-term holiday between the two, usually two or three days at Christmas and in April. Schools also close for the Orthodox Easter break, dates change every year and may fall anytime from March to April.
The end of the school year varies from one grade to another:
For further information contact the Ministry of Education and Science.
Private schools may have different dates; check with the relevant school.
Bulgarian schools close for all national public holidays. Schools also close on 1 November, which is Bulgarian Revival Leaders Day.
In larger cities, school days may be organised in two shifts:
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