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01.03.2019
6 years from the start of Mycompetence.bg
Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) launched into operation information system for competence assessment (www.mycompetence.bg). The system is the result of the project "Development and implementation of Competence Assessment System of the labor force by sectors and regions," which takes place in the period 2009-2013 by the BIA in accordance with contract ¹ BG051PO001-2.1.06/23.10. in 2009 to measure BG 051PO001-2.1.06 "Increasing the flexibility and efficiency of the labor market through active social partners" of Operational Programme "human Resources Development" 2007-2013, financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund and the European regional Development Fund. Project partners are the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the Confederation of Labour "Podkrepat".

01.03.2019
Baba Marta (Grandma Marta)
March 1, or as the Bulgarian call it Baba Marta (Grandma Marta), is one of the most popular and unique Bulgarian feasts, related to a very special ritual. On this day people give each other a special amulet – the so-called martenitsa, wishing each other health, strength, longevity, and fertility all through the coming year. Martenitsa is usually made of two interwoven threads – a red one and a white one. In some regions of Bulgaria, the threads are only red, and in others – they are in many colors, but the dominant color is the red. In the traditional folk beliefs, the red color symbolizes the power of the sun, which gives energy and life to every being. On the day of the feast, everybody wears martenitsa on their clothes, or around their wrists. They wear the amulets until they see a stork or a tree in bloom.

03.03.2019
March 3 - National Holiday of Bulgaria
On March 3, 1878 the treaty which liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke was signed.

31.03.2019
Daylight Saving Time in Bulgaria
At 3.00 hours on 25 March Bulgaria goes to summer time. Clocks are moved ahead 1 hour and then will be 4.00 hours.

01.04.2019
April 1 - Day of humor and fun
April 1 - Day of humor and fun

08.04.2019
27 years since the first public trading session in Bulgaria
Sofia Stock Exchange held the first public trading session in the new economic history of Bulgaria on April 8, 1992.

10.04.2019
40 years of flight in space on the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov
On April 10, 1979 in space was launched spacecraft "Soyuz-33", which flew the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov. Commander of the ship from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Bulgaria became the sixth country in the world, sent its representative in space.

16.04.2019
140 years since the adoption of the Turnovo Constitution
On April 16, 1879 adopted the Tarnovo Constitution, which was passed principle of separation of powers into legislative, executive and judicial. It defines the structure and powers of supreme state bodies - monarchical institution, parliament, government and the fundamental rights, freedoms and obligations of Bulgarian citizens. One of the most democratic of his time in Europe. Revocation was in 1881-83, amended in 1893, 1911 and 1946 and is valid until 1947. During the constitutional debate (after March 21) form the first Bulgarian parties - Conservative and Liberal.

25.04.2019
39 years since the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) was established in 1980
The first Law on the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Bulgaria was adopted by the VIII National Assembly on December 12 1894, and was promulgated on December 20 1894. On March 30 1903, the Union of Industrialists was created, which existed until 1947, headquartered in Sofia, on 36 Alabin Str. On March 29 1942, the Law on Industrial Associations was promulgated, which constituted a Supreme Industrial Association, as well as Regional Industrial Associations as public legal entities. In 1980, the activity of industrial unions in Bulgaria was restored through the establishment of the Bulgarian Industrial Association and the Regional Industrial Associations, to which the current Bulgarian Industrial Association and the industrial association in the regions and municipalities is a successor.

28.04.2019
Easter - the biggest holiday in orthodox Christian beliefs
This year Easter is celebrated on April 8. This is the biggest holiday in Orthodox Christian beliefs. According to them, Jesus Christ predicted he would be crucified and would rise from the dead in three days. And when, on the third day after his funeral, Mary Magdalene went to his tomb, Jesus’s body was missing. Christ had risen. Each year, Easter is celebrated for three days and is related to may interesting and original rituals and traditions. One of them is the coloring of eggs, which are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The first egg is always red. Why? According to one of the legends, Mary Magdalene, which was healed from the bad spirits by Jesus, first saw him after he rose from the dead. She starting traveling around the world telling people about the miracle. When she arrived in Rome, she went to the palace of the emperor Tiberius. At that time people had to bring presents to the emperor, but Mary was very poor, so her gift was an egg. She gave to to Tiberius saying “Christ is Risen!” The emperor did not believe her and told her” How could anyone rise from the dead? This cannot happen, just as this white egg cannot become red.” While Tiberius was saying these words, the color of the egg Mary Magdalene was holding started to change into red. Since then, on Easter Christians color eggs in red and greet each other with the words “Christ is Risen”, to which the answer is “Indeed He is Risen!”.

26.05.2019
Elections to the European Parliament
The elections for the European Parliament in 2019 in Bulgaria will take place on May 26 (Sunday) and will be elected by 17 Bulgarian MPs. Right to vote are Bulgarian citizens who are 18 years old and have lived permanently at least in the last three months in Bulgaria or in another EU Member State and are not placed under guardianship or serving custodial sentences.