Bulgaria's Capital Celebrates St. Sofia Day
Bulgaria's capital celebrates Wednesday St. Sofia Day - the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love.
At 11.30, the flag of the capital will be hoisted at an official ceremony and a liturgy will be held in front of the St. Sofia church. The ceremony will be attended by President Rosen Plevneliev, caretaker Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.
The City Hall will mark the day with a ceremonial meeting to bestow the "Honorary Citizen" of Sofia titles.
Beginning at 18.30, at the National "Ivan Vazov" Theater, the City Hall will bestow the awards for achievements in arts and culture.
In 1992 Sofia municipal council selected this date for Sofia's Day at the proposal of the then mayor.
Between 1979 and 1992 Sofia's Day was marked on April 3, the day when Sofia was pronounced Bulgaria's capital back in 1879.
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