The answer is – we were all on vacation 🙂 For only two weeks we had a lot of holidays and events in Bulgaria. We started with May 1st – International Workers’ Day. Then we had one of the biggest Christian holidays – Easter. This year the Orthodox Easter was more than a month after the Catholic one. Orthodox Christians celebrated the holiday on May 5th. May 6th marked another big holiday – St. George’s Day which is also the Day of the Bulgarian Army.
This led to a lot of people leaving Sofia and going to their home towns to vote.
On the same date the concert of Depeche Mode in Sofia took place. And now May 14th will offer another great musical event – rock band Bon Jovi’s concert in Sofia!
That being said, you can imagine a lot of people went on vacation, returned to their hometowns to vote or tried to buy tickets for the concert at the last moment.
Therefore, it is possible that the city might have looked a bit abandoned these days. Don’t worry! After holidays and elections, life in Sofia is getting back to normal. If you go out now you will find the vibrant and noisy streets of Sofia at its finest.
We all enjoyed the long holidays in May and started dreaming of summer vacation already but there’s still time for that. Meanwhile, in the unlikely event that you get bored in Sofia or happen to be here during another holiday period – know that there is one thing you can always experience no matter what the time of the year – Free Sofia Tour 🙂 We are waiting for you in front of the Palace of Justice every day, twice a day – at 11 am and at 18 pm.