President: Cyrillic Alphabet Day Incorporates Bulgaria in EU
The celebrations get better and better each year, the President believes.
Bulgaria must work harder to find new, competitive ways to give to the country's intellectuals, scientists, clergy and students better conditions for working and studying in the education area, Parvanov said.
He pointed out that Bulgaria has two holidays dedicated to spirituality and education - May 24, the day of the Sts Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet and November 1, the day of the national enlighteners. "We are the only country in Europe and maybe in the world that has two such holidays and this gives us the right to be hold our heads high with proud," he added.
In Sofia, in the presence of President Georgi Parvanov, cabinet ministers, lawmakers, governors, academicians and numerous guests, a solemn manifestation strolled from the National Palace of Culture to the monument of the two brothers in the square in front of the National Library.
The Bishop of Znepole said a prayer the Bulgarian statesmen, scientists, teachers, schoolchildren and students.
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- He pointed out that Bulgaria has two holidays dedicated to spirituality and education - May 24, the day of the Sts Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet and November 1, the day of the national enlighteners. "We are the only country in Europe and maybe in the world that has two such holidays and this gives us the right to be hold our heads high with proud," he added -
Not really, it just means the Bulgarians like an excuse for a day off work. Don't get me wrong, its a good day, but no one outside of Bg gives a toss and hence it makes no difference to the EU. I wish the politicians would now stop making all sorts of absurd claims about "Bg 'this' in the EU" and "Bg 'that' in the EU". It's all crap. Bg is part of the EU - yes you are - stop being so bloody insecure about it. It's time to calm down about it and just start knocking the crap out of a rival EU country just for the hell of it. That's the whole point of the EU - war with words an no weapons.
I strongly agree with the statement of President Georgi Parvanov.
But I have a complaint!
For years, it was a pleasure for me and my family to attend the May 24 celebrations at the Bulgarian embassy in Copenhagen.
The former ambassador Dimo Dimov always arranged a grill party in the garden. A great opportunity for the Bulgarian community and "hang arounds" like me to have a nice time.
This year the official celebration was held some days ago. No grill party, but just a glass of voda.
I mean, each year my business channelises millions of leva in foreign investments to Bulgaria.
It is a question of maintaining good public relations.
On this background, I will kindly suggest the following decree: "May 24 = a grill party and lots of rakija at all Bulgarian representations abroad".