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Bulgaria Celebrates The Slavonic Alphabet

Today the 24th of May is a public holiday in Bulgaria and celebrates the day of the Slavonic alphabet, Bulgarian literature and culture.

On this date, the Bulgarians celebrate the day of St. Cyril and Methodius, who created the first Slavonic alphabet known as Glagolitic. It's a day of increasing spirituality and cultural accomplishments which has been celebrated for 160 years now.

All across the country, flowers and portraits of the brothers decorate schools to show gratitude for the letters of the Bulgarian language. The Bulgarians believe that this day should not only celebrate the past but to look forward and strive for success and to improve attitudes towards culture and education. These days, the Cyrillic alphabet is not just used by Bulgarians, but also used by Russians, Serbians and Montenegrins.