Daily webcast

Bulgarian National Radio © 2021 All Rights Reserved

Bulgaria marks 118th anniversary of start of Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising

Photo: BGNES

With numerous events in Plovdiv, Ruse, Haskovo and Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria pays honors to the feat of the heroes of the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising. August 2, 2021 marks 118 years since the outbreak of the uprising, which was the culmination of the national liberation struggle of Bulgarians in the Macedonian and Thracian regions. Organizer of the uprising was the Internal Macedonian-Edirne Revolutionary Organization.

During the uprising in Macedonia and Thrace, more than 26,000 rebels fought 289 battles against 350,000 Turkish troops. 994 revolutionaries were killed. 201 villages and over 12,400 houses were set on fire. 4,694 civilians were killed. More than 30,000 people sought refuge within the borders of Bulgaria.

More from category

Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors Holy Martyrs Sophia, Vyara, Nadezhda and Lyubov

On September 17, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the Holy Martyr Sophia and her daughters Vyara, Nadezhda and Lyubov (Faith, Hope and Love). September 17 is a holiday of the spiritual virtues- wisdom, hope, faith and love. The legend..

published on 9/17/21 10:10 AM

Orthodox Church marks Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On September 8 all eparchies of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrate one of the biggest Christian feasts, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known also as Little Virgin Mary. It is one of the three major feasts dedicated to the Mother of God..

published on 9/8/21 5:35 AM
Entrance of Prince Alexander I to Plovdiv, 10 September 1885

On September 6, 1885, Bulgaria became a united state again

On March 3, 1878, a dream so long cherished by all Bulgarian people came true - after a five-century domination by the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria once again emerged on the political map of Europe. Freedom had finally come, almost all Bulgarians..

published on 9/6/21 6:15 AM