Timezone and DST in Bulgaria

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Bulgaria there is only a single tonezone at UTC+3. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Bulgaria is 7 hours.

They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by one hour in summer.

The next clock change in Bulgaria will be on October 29th, 2023 at 4:00 to standard time. The clocks are then set back one hour.

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Current time in all regions of Bulgaria:
June 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:UTC +2Eastern European Time (EET)
Daylight saving time:UTC +3Eastern European Summertime (EEST)

Bulgaria has an east-west extension of 6.0 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Eastern Europe, this corresponds to about 490 kilometers. With this still relatively small extension, the course of the sun is only slightly different at various positions in the country. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by only about 24 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 24 minutes later in the west than in the east.

The next clock changes in Bulgaria

DateLocal timeChange
Mar 26, 20233:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 29, 20234:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 31, 20243:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 27, 20244:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 30, 20253:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 26, 20254:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 29, 20263:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 25, 20264:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 28, 20273:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time

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