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Alphabets Bring Joy and Sadness to Bulgaria

[…] One of the purest and most sacred holidays in Bulgaria! It's a celebration that makes us proud to have given something to the world! It's a holiday which is not related to any rebels, battles or violence, although it fills us with patriotism and joy. […] When you walk on the streets, foreign signs and directions, they far exceed our domestic ones. […]

Noting with sadness about the ever-increasing use of the Latin script in Bulgaria, blogger Stranniche writes [bg] about The Day of the Bulgarian Education, Culture and Alphabet, a national holiday commemorating Saints Cyril and Methodius, to whom the creation of the oldest known Slavic alphabet – the Glagolitic alphabet – is attributed. On this day, too, the third International Bulgarian Studies Congress began, bringing nearly 500 scholars from 34 countries to the University of Sofia.

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