Bulgaria celebrates 114 years of independence – Novinite.com

Bulgarians celebrate 114 years since the declaration of the independence from Bulgaria. The day has been celebrated as the country’s official holiday since 1990.

On September 22 (October 5, old style) 1908 in Veliko Tarnovo, with a manifesto of Knyaz Ferdinand I, the independence from Bulgaria was explained.

It was recognized by the Ottoman Empire and the Great Powers in the spring of 1909. The holiday is celebrated with fireworks in the old capital, where the independence was proclaimed in the Church of the Forty Martyrs on this day in 1908.

The place was specially chosen to emphasize the continuity with the medieval Bulgarian state. Bulgaria is declared a kingdom and Ferdinand assumes the title “Tsar of the Bulgarians”.

Today, Veliko Tarnovo is the center of celebrations of the 114th anniversary of the Declaration of the independence from Bulgaria, announced in the fortress of Tsarevets. Vice President Iliana Yotova will attend the celebrations in the old capital this morning, and in the evening Acting Prime Minister Galab Donev will attend the fireworks.

The festive events begin with a solemn service in the Church of St. 40 martyrs”. “independence is a huge and significant holiday because Bulgaria preserve his dignity” stressed Metropolitan Grigory of Veliko Tarnovo:

All Bulgarians should pay attention to how they protect themselves independencebecause that is our most valuable treasure, because that independence must be defended every day“.

The military ritual of hoisting the national flag will take place in the Tsarevets Fortress from 10:30 a.m.

A festive procession, led by military bands, will make the way from Tsarevets to the mother Bulgaria Monument.

Historians, politicians, constitutional lawyers and immovable cultural heritage experts gather at the conference “Veliko Tarnovo – historical and spiritual capital of Bulgaria – Legal status and perspectives”. The aim of the discussion is to discuss the status that Veliko Tarnovo received from Parliament in 2019, Deputy Mayor Neiko Genchev emphasized:

To see how the current situation is, what can be done with the existing legislation and what are the possible solutions and possible obstacles“.

The culmination of the celebrations of the 114th anniversary of the Declaration of the independence from Bulgaria is tonight at 19:30 with fireworks at “Tsar Asen Parvi” square.

independence The day is celebrated across the country.

in the PlovdivRuse, Vratsa, Yambol and other cities in the country raise the national flag with military rituals and offer prayers for prosperity.

in the Plovdiv, the holiday is celebrated with a solemn ceremony on the square “September 22”. Previously, the association “Petko Karavelov Center” invites people Plovdiv to attend the prayer for the health and well-being of the entire Bulgarian people in the Church of St. Nedelya. Wreaths and flowers are laid in front of Alexander Malinov’s memorial plaque.

The declaration of independence of our country is also solemnly celebrated in Yambol. The official program includes a military ritual, themed documentary exhibitions and a bike ride to the Kabile Archaeological Reserve.

The day of celebration will begin with the performances of the city brass band and the celebration of a prayer of thanksgiving, which will also be attended by representative military companies of the Yambol garrison.

The bike tour under the motto “independence” starts at 11:00 from the square in front of the Municipal Building. The end point of the cyclists is the Archaeological Reserve “Thracian and Ancient City of Kabyle”.

Under the title “Bulgarian independence‘ and ‘The Age of Ferdinand I’.

An open day has been announced at the Regional History Museum and the Municipal Museum of Combat Glory.

With a traditional official ritual, the 114th anniversary of the declaration of the independence from Bulgaria is celebrated in Pleven. The ritual begins at 11:00 am in front of the memorial plaque opposite the entrance to DKT “Ivan Radoev” on “Stefan Stambolov” Square. The Mayor of the Municipality of Pleven, Georg Spartanski, will give a speech.

Wreaths and flowers are presented as a token of appreciation. The City Choir “Gena Dimitrova” with conductor Anelia Decheva and the City Wind Orchestra with conductor Plamen Markov will take part in the celebration with performances.

Bulgarian National Radio has collected the moods of Bulgarians for today:

– “We appear on the world map after September 22nd. Whether dependent or independent in our minds and psyche is another matter, but as of this date we are an independent country.

– It fills me absolutely with joy, with pride, with mixed feelings. A little sadness for the simple reason that we are a small country and a small country always depends on someone, but that doesn’t stop us from fighting for ours independenceat least trying to have it.

– This is one of the most significant holidays in the country, and therefore it is important to be together on this day, to have a desire to be together, because our desire is becoming less and less.

– Always proud the flag of independence. Bulgaria been through much more difficult times than these, but our people are smart, our people are wise and have always gotten out of difficult situations.”

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