May 24 - Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture

posted May 19, 2012, 7:20 AM by Tanya K
May 24 is the Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture. This day has been celebrated for 161 years now – no other holiday was so long celebrated in Bulgarian late history.

 On May 11 1851 a celebration was organized by Nayden Gerov at the eparchy school `St St Kiril and Methody` in the town of Plovdiv. This was the first time to be marked the Day of the Saint brothers Kiril and Methody – the creators of Slavonic Alphabet. Since 1857 this day has been celebrated every year in Plovdiv, Tsarigrad, Shumen and Lom and it was no by accident that May 11 was chosen - this is the common Church Holiday of the two Saints.

The enthusiastic celebrating of the Day of the Saint brothers Kiril and Methody by all Bulgarian people was a positive proof for their thirst for enlightenment and science, for national self-defining and fast economical and cultural advancement.


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