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Bulgaria Celebrates National Day of Culture and Slavic Script

May 24 is the official day of Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius - the Byzantine scholars who wrote the first Slavic alphabet

  • May 24, 2018 12:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: Sofia Municipality

Bulgarians from around the country and the world pay tribute today, May 24, to the legacy of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet. Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script, the official Day of Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius - the Byzantine scholars who wrote the first Slavic alphabet in 855 A.D., and translated into Old Bulgarian the Bible and the religious literature of Orthodox Christianity.

The first celebration in commemoration of Sts Cyril and Methodius occurred 157 years ago in a Plovdiv school, currently bearing the name of the Saints. Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as an official holiday under a decision of the National Assembly dated 30 March 1990.

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