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The Revolutionary Poet Hristo Botev

Originally posted on When in Bulgaria:
Are you in Bulgaria the second of June, don´t be afraid when everything becomes silent except from the sound of sirens around noon (speaking from my own experience). Second of June is a special day in Bulgaria, the whole country stops and become silent for three minutes meanwhile the sound of sirens…

History · Literature · Politics · Traditions

The Revolutionary Poet Hristo Botev

Are you in Bulgaria the second of June, don´t be afraid when everything becomes silent except from the sound of sirens around noon (speaking from my own experience). Second of June is a special day in Bulgaria, the whole country stops and become silent for three minutes meanwhile the sound of sirens is taking over. The reason? They… Continue reading The Revolutionary Poet Hristo Botev

Bulgarian Orthodoxism · Literature · Traditions

24 May – The Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture

The 24th of May is the day when the Slavic countries celebrate the Cyrillic alphabet as a day of education, knowledge and culture. Many people usually refers to it as the Russian alphabet which is a common mistake. In fact the Cyrillic alphabet was founded in the 9th century by two theologians from Thessaloniki in the Byzantium Empire. There… Continue reading 24 May – The Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture