September 22 – the Independence Day of Bulgaria


The Independence Day of Bulgaria – September 22, will be observed throughout the country. The center of festivities will be the town of Veliko Tarnovo. At 8.00 am in St. Forty Martyrs Church, where in 1908, Prince Ferdinand declared Bulgaria’s independence, will be held by the world Liturgy by His Grace Archbishop Grigoriy of Veliko Turnovo. At 10.30 am at Tsarevets fortress will be hold a military ritual of hoisting the national flag of the Republic of Bulgaria.

State officials will deliver speech after which they will serve wreaths and flowers at the Pyramid of Independence. The program continues with a festive procession from Tsarevets to the monument of Mother Bulgaria where students from all schools in Veliko Tarnovo will lay garland and flowers.

National Assembly Chairperson Tsetska Tsacheva will open an exhibition themed 100 years of independence of Bulgaria at 1.00pm at the Humanitarian High School St. Cyril and Methodius in the town. The exhibition was dedicated to 100 anniversary of the declared independence of Bulgaria. Since last year until now it was exhibited in the National Assembly.

Program continues with festive tattoo at 7.30pm at Tsar Asen square, which will be attended by the President and the National Assembly Chairperson. At 8.15pm on Tsar Asen square will be broadcast audio-visual show Tsarevgrad Tarnovo – Sound and Light, followed by a festive illumination.

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