PM Borisov Asks All Bulgarians for Forgiveness

Politics » DOMESTIC | February 26, 2012, Sunday // 19:49
Bulgaria: PM Borisov Asks All Bulgarians for Forgiveness Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has stated he has asked all Bulgarian citizens for forgiveness, as is the tradition in Bulgaria ahead of Lent.

On the Sunday before Lent, known in Bulgaria as Sirni Zagovezni, and in Russia as Maslenitsa, Christian Orthodox believers are allowed to eat cheese and diary products, before going on Easter Fast.

According to Bulgarian tradition, this is also the day on which people ask their relatives, friends and close ones for forgiveness for any wrong they might have done over the year.

This is especially so with reference to younger people, who are expected to ask the elder members of their family for forgiveness.

"Today I have asked all Bulgarians for forgiveness, including my political opponents," said Bulgarian PM Borisov, as quoted by the Focus Information Agency.

Sunday Borisov arrived on a high-profile state visit to Tunisia, together with a delegation of key cabinet ministers.

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