Monday, 25 May 2009

Bulgaria Celebrates Day Of Education, Culture and Slav Letters

I myself saw the festivities take place on this special day in Bulgaria. High School Students in their ball outfits and partners parade through the town centre to the cries of numbers for each year that they attended school. A very proud moment for them and their friends and famlies who come to watch in a yealry feature that is very much a big community celebration.

Picture Taken in Yambol yesturday, (Galia's niece is in the brown dress)

Processions at many places across the country marked the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and of Slav Letters.

In Sofia, the parade gathered over 1,500 students, brass bands and cheerleaders. They were led by seminarists from the Sofia Theological School carrying an icon of Sts Cyril and Methodius.

On Sunday evening, the President and Mrs Purvanov hosted a traditional state reception on the occasion of May 24 which, for the first time this year, took place at the National Palace of Culture. The function also includes a festive concert.

The Slav alphabet was adopted in Bulgaria in AD 886 as a vehicle of enforcing Old Bulgarian as the single national and liturgical language. From Bulgaria, the script spread to other Slav countries and is now used by some 250 million people worldwide in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia.

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