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Multimedia Box: On the Day of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture Public Republic Travels around the World

May 24, 2012 by · No comments

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In 1851, Nayden Gerov is the first politician in the history of Bulgaria to celebrate the Day of the Saints Cyril and Methodius – the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet – in the diocesan school “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Sofia.

In 1892 Stoyan Mihaylovski writes the 14 verses of the Hymn of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, of which today only the first half is performed and is thus best known among Bulgarians as “Vurvi, narode” (“March ahead, people”). In 1900, Panayot Pipkov composed the music for the anthem.

Hardly anyone of them has imagined however that the hymn could go around the world as it did today within less than an hour:

Just how many people in the world will know about the Day of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture, about the Ss. Cyril and Methodius and about Bulgarian language itself – the boundless possibilities and merits of which has found wholehearted support in the poetry of Ivan Vazov – depends entirely on us!

Kiril i Metodii
Снимка: Михал Орела

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