Saint George's Day

Saint George's Day Quick Facts - BG

AKA NameDay of the Bulgarian Army, Ден На Храбростта И Българската Армия, Георгиевден
HashtagsCompiled on#StGeorgesDay
2025 Date6 May 2025
2026 Date6 May 2026

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Saint George's Day History

St George's, also known as the Day of the Bulgarian Army, celebrates Saint George, the patron saint of soldiers in Bulgaria. The day also serves as a celebration of bravery and the Bulgarian Army. St George was a brave soldier who is best known for having slain a dragon and is role as a Christian martyr.

St George's Day is celebrated annually on 6 May. While under Soviet rule, the holiday was not celebrated but was however reinstated in 1993 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Top facts about Saint George's Day

  • Saint George is also known to Bulgarians as the patron saint of shepherds and farmers.
  • St George's Day is a name day and celebrates everyone who is named Georgi, George, Gergana, Ginka, Gina, Galya, Ganka, Gancho, Gyuro, Gyurga and Gotse.
  • Bulgaria celebrates this day on May 6. This holiday is also popular in other countries like UK where St George it is typically celebrated on April 23rd.

Saint George's Day Top Things to Do

  • Indulge in traditional St George's Day dishes such as roasted lamb, ritual bread, fresh milk, feta cheese and eggs.
  • Spread awareness for the day on social media sites using hashtags such as #StGeorgesDay, #StGeorge, #BeBrave and #BulgarianArmyDay.

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