24 May | Day of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture

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Stefan Peev
Stefan Peev Posts: 103
edited May 2021 in Events
Congratulations to all colleagues on the holiday!

The Day of Bulgarian Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture (Bulgarian: Ден на българската просвета и култура и на славянската писменост) has been celebrated in Bulgaria since 11 May 1851 (old style). Today, this holiday is celebrated every year on May 24th (new style) and is an official holiday of Bulgaria since 1990. In 2020, the name was changed to “Day of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian alphabet, education and culture and of Slavic literature”.
Cyril and Methodius had been saints since the 9th century, and the commemoration of their saint's day had been celebrated in Bulgaria since the 12th century.
Similar days celebrating Slavic writing and culture are observed in North Macedonia, Russia and Serbia.
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  • Bogdan Oancea
    Bogdan Oancea Posts: 22
    edited May 2021
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    Post inspirational Slavonic alphabet pics or it didn't happen. 🙂
  • John Savard
    John Savard Posts: 1,104
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    Here is a portion of a page from a Glagolitic manuscript of which I found on the Internet Archive (Ewa Knige Liesjube).
    Now do you believe that the people of Eastern Europe and Russia have been taught to read and write, as well as being converted to Christianity?
  • John Savard
    John Savard Posts: 1,104
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    And, speaking of an "inspirational Slavonic alphabet pic", this painting commissioned by Vasil Stanev which appeared in another thread surely fits the bill...

  • Vasil Stanev
    Vasil Stanev Posts: 775
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    Great minds think alike :)
  • Claudio Piccinini
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    And, speaking of an "inspirational Slavonic alphabet pic", this painting commissioned by Vasil Stanev which appeared in another thread surely fits the bill...

    Who is the character looking at Cyril and Metodius?
  • Dusan Jelesijevic
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    Putin.
  • John Savard
    John Savard Posts: 1,104
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    Who is the character looking at Cyril and Metodius?

    Sequoyah, who devised a writing system for the Cherokee language.
  • @Dusan Jelesijevic It's certainly not Peter the Great Latinizer.  :-)
  • Vasil Stanev
    Vasil Stanev Posts: 775
    edited May 2021
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    Who is the character looking at Cyril and Metodius?

    Sequoyah, who devised a writing system for the Cherokee language.