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Bulgaria celebrates Vassil Levski’s birth anniversary

Monument to Vassil Levski in Karlovo
Photo: BGNES

The 185th anniversary since the birth of Vassil Levski is being marked today with hundreds of initiatives nationwide. The focus of the celebrations is in Karlovo, the birth town of Vassil Levski, the Apostle of Freedom.

A church service was held at the St. Nicolas church, after which people laid flowers and wreaths at the grave of Vassil Levski’s mother Gina Kuncheva. Karlovo is also welcoming the participants in the national hike called “Following in the footsteps of the Apostle”, who followed different itineraries in the Balkan Range in the past few days that are connected with the life of Levski.

At 9 PM tonight the flag of the Karlovo revolutionary committee will be taken out with military honours and an official ceremony with a military tattoo will be held in Vassil Levski square in the town attended by President Rumen Radev.

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