6th May is Georgyovden
Today is probably the most popular name-day in Bulgaria: St. George’s Day (Gergyovden), celebrated every year on the 6th May, and always a public holiday.
Usually the family meal will consist of roast lamb - St George is the patron saint of shepherds.
St George's Day is also the Day of the Bulgarian Army. Parades take place in Sofia with the army in finest ceremonial uniforms.