Bulgaria's current and former college students are celebrating Saturday December 8, their biggest annual event and party, a tradition kept alive since 1903.
On November 30, 1902 the Academic Council of the then only university in the Principality of Bulgaria, the college in Sofia, decided to declare December 8 the school's holiday. The date was chosen because December 8 (November 25, according to the Julian calendar) is the "Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Day" and the patron of the University, Saint Kliment Ohridski, is one of them.
The first celebration took place on December 8, 1903. The holiday was canceled in 1944 after the Communist regime took power and was replaced by November 17 – the International Day of Student Solidarity. However, December 8 was reinstated in 1962 as the Day of the Sofia University, and has been faithfully celebrated by students and students at heart since then....
Let's celebrate "College Day" when the government finally votes to protects its students by closing all the disco's, bars, and smoke shops in Studenski Grad. We should be protecting our future generation, and not make them study inside a Las Vegas environment. :))))))
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