Tag: Rumelia

History

Simeon IIThe history of Bulgaria separates into four periods: First Bulgarian Kingdom (681 – 1018 AD); Second Bulgarian Kingdom (1185 – 1396 AD); Third Bulgarian Kingdom (1878 – 1945), and newest Bulgarian history.

The First Bulgarian Kingdom

Khan Asparuh found the first Bulgarian State in 681 by  as a leader of a union between the Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians in their struggle against Byzantium. The following period between the 8th and the 10th centuries brought the political rise and territorial expansion. Read more

Bulgarian Official Holidays

Bulgarian official holidays precidency 1 January – New Year’s Holiday

3 March – Liberation Day/Liberation from the Ottoman rule/ – National Holiday of Bulgaria

Easter – Velikden – Sunday and Monday according to the calendar

1 May – Labour Day

In Bulgaria Labor Day is a holiday since 1939, and is officially celebrated since 1945. The beginning of the holiday is connected to the international socialist movement during IX century, and the workers’ protests for basic social rights. Read more