Bulgarians Mark Zadushnitsa

On Saturday, Bulgarians commemorate one of the three most important All Souls (Zadushnitsa) days in Eastern Orthodox Christianity  - the day of St Michael (in Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox traditions, he is called 'Taxiarch Archangel Michael') or simply "Archangel Michael".

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Michaelmas

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors on Thursday Michaelmas, the feast of St Michael the Archangel, or the feast of Michael and All Angels.

In the Christian Orthodox calendar Michaelmas falls on November 8.

The Bulgarian Police celebrate the day of Archangel Michael or Michaelmas as their professional holiday.