Bulgaria celebrates Day of Enlighteners

Photo: BGNES

November 1 is a day to commemorate Bulgarian saints, enlighteners, writers and revolutionaries, who were awakening the Bulgarian spirit in difficult times of Bulgarian history. Officially, the Day of the National Enlightenershas been celebrated since 1922, and November 1 was the day of St. John of Rila, according to the old-style calendar. This greatest Bulgarian saint /876-946/ was also proclaimed the first enlightener. In the 18th century, it was monk Paisius of Hilendar who in the darkness of Ottoman oppression and rule wrote "Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya" – stands out to show oppressed Bulgarians that they are a nation with glorious past. In the 19th century, the most prominent leaders were fighters for independence from Ottoman rule, such as national heroes Vasil Levski and Hristo Botev, and many others. November 1 is a holiday for Bulgarian scientists and Bulgarian journalists.

More from category

Christmas market elevates festive mood in Sofia

The traditional German Christmas market in Sofia has already started offering warmth for the soul and a way to escape from stress. The location is Sofia’s City Garden near Ivan Vazov National Theater and the market opens at 6 pm on November 22...

published on 11/22/19 4:02 PM

15th World Meeting of Bulgarian Media starts today

"Media and National Priorities" is the motto of the XV World Meeting of Bulgarian Media, organized by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency and the Association of Bulgarian Media Abroad, taking place in the period November 22 to November 25, in the..

published on 11/22/19 1:05 PM

“I am Bulgarian” – 40 stories about inspirational women

One of the most successful books for children on the world book market right now is called "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls." The idea of ​​the authors was to tell about young women of the past and present who could inspire readers to fight..

published on 11/21/19 3:49 PM