Labor Day Holidays


Yes, in Bulgaria we celebrate the Labor day by not working!

It’s not a secret that here on the Balkans our politics do not like to work too much and try to find reason to have celebrations and holidays. If you check the official Holidays in Bulgaria for this year are 13 working days, when include the official 20 work days vacation and 104 weekend days the simple calculation shows that our politics think that it’s enough to work 228 days per year or to have rest one day after you work 1.6 days. In other hand they are wondering why the product generated here can’t compare with the product generated in the more developed countries. I can give them a hint – to look how many days people works in US.

This year our government shines with the decision for 6 days official Labor day celebration. So effectively from April 30th to May 6th no couriers or transport companies will work.

Our online shop is working, our shipping will pack and print UPS/DHL/FedEx labels, but all orders will be put in big bins and will be pickup by the couriers at May 7th.

Sorry for all delays in the shipments!

Long live the Labor!


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DraugerVan
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 09:33:28

    Almost the same situation in Russia. We will rest 1-4 (Labor day) and 9-11 (Day of Victory in Great Patriotic War). But many people just has taken vacation inbetween, so because of this many organizations just will not work in period from 1 to 11 of May. Beside of that we have many other holidays along the year: Constitution day, National Unity day and New Year vacation period (1-10 of January), Day of Army and Fleet, International Womans Day, and so on. In this year we will have 247 working days totally.


  2. Max
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:55:17

    Spoken like a true slave dri… sorry… entrepreneur. After all, ‘arbeit macht frei’, right?


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:06:08

      life is competition you can always choose to not work and stay …where you are, the “entrepreneurs” I know work harder and longer than their “slaves” who go home at 5 o’clock 🙂


  3. Bobby
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 14:35:38


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 29, 2014 @ 14:44:06

      maybe Sweden is not the best example 🙂 Western Europe is also already fat and socialist minded but it will hit them back soon or later, then they will realize that European Commission have more important things to do than to issue standard for the cucumbers shape, the happy hens requirements and etc non senses


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 29, 2014 @ 17:35:23

      my point is that Bulgaria is poorest member of EU, i.e. we are hungry and should be eager to work harder to achieve the level of wealth as in rest of EU, instead of this we keep all socialist benefits which only rich countries can afford, yesterday I watched on the TV that maternity paid leave in rich Germany is 14 months while in poor Bulgaria it’s 24+2 months … EU commission thinks to make equal rules for all member states but Germany, UK, France calculate that this may cost them billions and hesitate … but poor Bulgaria is far ahead in these benefits 🙂


  4. Mario K
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 15:37:40

    Will you ship any orders on 30 April?


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 29, 2014 @ 17:27:45

      yes, all day long, but no warranty that parcel shipped after 14.00 oclock will not just sit in UPS/DHL/FedEx office at airport during the holidays as their last flight is at 16.00 o’clock


  5. Guest
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 17:31:00

    Wow, what a naïve view. Do you really think, the total working hours decreases because people don’t want to work and prefer to live on or below social welfare standards? Did it ever came to your mind that the goal of all the automization is to have less work? The more developed a country is, the less work is available. There simply is not enough to give all people full time jobs. No “choice”.

    A way to counteract that effect is to produce for export. But if you look for example at Germany, one of the world’s biggest exporter, you’ll notice that even there the total per year working hours of the whole country is constantly decreasing. At the same time, unemployment and poverty rises. What should those people do? Produce for Mars?


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 29, 2014 @ 17:39:18

      no matter if there is automation or not people have to WORK so GDP grow and produce something – it may be software, it may be service, nobody speaks for work like diggin coal in the mines 🙂
      here whole state will be shut down for the next 6 days, banks, transport companies, everything.
      what will be the GDP produced for these 6 days?


  6. Pete
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 18:47:31

    Similar to Spain. Here we’ve just had 2 days of local holidays (not on anyone’s calendar, but all the businesses + post office +banks just “know” to stay closed). That is after two more days off for religious holidays a couple of weeks ago. Plus most of the small shops and businesses simply close for most of August (as happens in a lot of France, too) and other national and local holidays interspersed throughout the year.

    Since every day that a country doesn’t work knocks about ½% off its GDP, – then compound that loss over years and decades – is it any surprise the “mañana” countries are in such a bad economic state?

    And then we have siestas, too.


  7. Tom
    May 03, 2014 @ 10:59:55

    What you could also learn from ‘fat socialist western Europe’ ( which would include me and I reckon more than one of your current customers) is that putting these kinds of statements on a public blog certainly wont’t get you any more new customers. More customers mean more jobs for poor Bulgarians.


  8. Zivko
    May 04, 2014 @ 09:37:06

    What patronising clap trap.


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