International Day of Customs.
On December 15, 1950 in Brussels, signed the Convention establishing the Customs Cooperation Council, which came into force two years later - on November 4, 1952 The first official session of the Council held in Brussels on January 26, 1953 with the participation of 17 countries. In 1994 the Customs Cooperation Council adopted a new name - World Customs Organization, thus becoming a global inter-governmental organization. Republic of Bulgaria accedes to the Convention establishing a Customs Cooperation Council of 4 June 1973

Last working day of Capital Market for 2019
December 20, 2019 (Friday) is Capital Market's last business day for 2019. The next business day will be January 2, 2020.

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

Father's Day
Father's Day is a day on which to celebrate fatherhood and parenting of men, just as a Mother's Day is celebrated motherhood. Usually on this day to make gifts to fathers and family celebrated the day. Father's Day is celebrated in different countries in different ways and at different dates as shown below. Father's Day exists almost everywhere in the honor and glory of fathers and future fathers. According to Catholic tradition, the festival is celebrated on the day of St. Joseph - March 19, but in most countries Father's Day is a secular holiday.

In 1947 is closed Sofia Stock Exchange and is transformed into a department of the Bulgarian National Bank.
In 1947 is closed Sofia Stock Exchange and is transformed into a department of the Bulgarian National Bank. The activity of the stock market in Bulgaria is halted until 8 April 1992 when the Sofia Stock Exchange (now the SFB "Capital Market" AD) organized the first public trading session in the new economic history of Bulgaria.

St. Stephan Feast
On December 27, the Bulgarian orthodox church celebrates the day of St. Stephan. He is the first Christian protomartyr and archdeacon of the Jerusalem municipality – a church, which attracted people of all social circles, who joined it and donated their properties to it. The Judeans became envious of the well-run municipality, and decided to incite the crowds against the archdeacon, telling them he abused God and the Moses law. The angry crowd took St. Stephen out of town and started throwing stones at him. The saint kneeled, and shortly before he breathed his last, turned to heaven with the words: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. O Lord, lay not this sin to their charge." His body was left to be eaten by the beasts and birds. People say the Virgin Mary watched the martyr’s death and prayed for his soul. n V century, a part of his relics were discovered through prophecy and placed in Jerusalem. According to traditional beliefs, the day of St. Stephen is the third day of Christmas and the last feast for the year. On this day, the circle of the old year closes. The family gathers around the table, on which meat dishes are served. On this day, everyone called Stephen, Stephena, Stefka, Stoyan, Stoyanka, Stanka, Stoycho, Stoimen, Stoichko, Tzonyo, Zapryan, Tzonka, celebrate their name day.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! With very best wishes for health and joint successes in the New Year!

January 2 - the first working day of "Capital Market" for 2020
In connection with the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Capital Market team will start work in 2020 on January 2 (Wednesday). If necessary, please send your messages to the address: Sofia 1000, 16-20 Alabin str., E-mail:

Sofia Liberation
On January 4 1878, Sofia – the current capital of Bulgaria, was liberated from the Turkish yoke. In the course of the Russian-Turkish war, the troops of the Russian general Gurko were firmly advancing towards Sofia. The Turks made an attempt to put the town on fire, but this attempt was discomfited by foreign diplomats. On January 4, general Joseph Gurko managed to liberate the town without any fight after 491 years of Ottoman occupation. The next year, Sofia was proclaimed capital of Bulgaria. At that time, the town’s population numbered only 12 000 people. Gradually, it began to increase, as the town turned in Bulgaria’s political, commercial and cultural center.

BSE - 9 years public company
On 6 January 2011 and the Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia started the next stage of its development as a public company.

Feast of the Holy Theophany/Epiphany
On January 6 the Bulgarian orthodox church celebrates the Jordan day or the Feast of the holy theophany – the third most important and one of the most anticipated Christian feasts, for people believe that on this day all evil powers go away. According to the biblical legend, on this day Jesus Christ was baptized in the river of Jordan by John the Baptist. When this happened, the sky opened and God appeared, telling all men the person being baptized was his son. The Holy Ghost also appeared as a pigeon. From this day on, the trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit exists. According to traditional customs, the priest throws a cross into the river and only strong men are allowed to jump into the river and catch the cross, using only their mouth.

St. John The Baptist Feast
On January 7, the Bulgarian orthodox church celebrates the day of St. John the Baptist – the last prophet of the Old Testament and Baptist of Jesus Christ. The feast is also called “Ivanovden”. John the Baptist is also called “The Precursor”, for he was walking before Jesus and prepared the people for his birth. His sermon calling for repentance and baptism, for cleaning of all sins as a preparation for the coming of Jesus gives him a special place among all Evangelists. He was fighting for high morality and justice, and was sentenced by the ruler Irod Antipa. Later on, he was beheaded following the ruler’s order. In Bulgarian national tradition, Ivanovden is connected with the purifying power of the water, sanctified the previous day. The period of the so-called “dirty days” is over and everyone turns their sights forward waiting for the prophecies for good health, rich harvest and happy life to come true. On this day, everyone called Joan, Joanna, Ivan, Ivana, John, Ivaylo, Jean, Jeaneta, Yovko, Yovcho, Johan, celebrate their name day.

Everyone called Anton, Antonia, Doncho, Donka (from Latin - "invaluable") celebrate their name day. On this day, women knead small flat loafs of bread, and spread honey on it.

102 years since first stock exchange trading session in Bulgaria
100 years have passed since the implementation of the first trading session on the pit of Sofia Stock Exchange - 20 January 1918.

22 years from the opening of the subway in Sofia
1998 - Opened the first line of the Sofia Metro

108 years since the first Stock Exchanges Law in Bulgaria
The Parliament adopted the first Stock Exchanges Law in Bulgaria on February 1, 1912.