“May 24 is the brightest, most Bulgarian holiday. Today Bulgaria is rejoicing. Wherever we are in the world, today all Bulgarians celebrate the Day of Bulgarian spirituality, Bulgarian education and culture, but also the day of Bulgarian dignity and pride that we have given something to the world and “to all Slavic books to read.” I congratulate all the figures of science, culture, arts, education and enlightenment. May the work of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius endureThis was said by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Industry Cornelia Ninova, a representative of dozens of Bulgarian community centers, which gather at the Tear and Laughter Theater to celebrate May 24 – Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, the Bulgarian alphabet, education and culture. and Slavic literature, the ministry’s press office said.
“The Bulgarian Chitalishte are the living treasures of Bulgaria and you, who carry them in yourself, are the real bearers of the Bulgarian language.“Ninova addressed the people in the hall.
She reminded that today in 24 countries over 250 million people use the Cyrillic alphabet. “This is Bulgaria’s contribution to world civilization,” the deputy prime minister said. Ninova reminded that in addition to the alphabet, we have given to the world and the reader – the first was created in Svishtov in 1856 by patriotic Bulgarians who set high goals to create a library, find and preserve our writings, to support young Bulgarians to learn and to help Bulgarian artists to publish their works.
“From that first day of January 30, 1856 to the present day, the Bulgarian Chitalishte are educational and spiritual circles, the living treasures of Bulgaria,” the Deputy Prime Minister told the representatives of the Chitalishte. She also emphasized that it is no coincidence that the UNESCO Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage has entered the Bulgarian Chitalishte in the register of good practices. “You also receive worldwide recognition,” Ninova said.
“Today, in the face of many difficulties, we give our recognition and gratitude for what you are doing, but we also owe it to you to provide you with better working conditions and pay.“, said the Deputy Prime Minister and wished the Chitalishte activists:” Be healthy, be strong and with confidence that you are true bearers of Bulgarianness. “
Photo: The press center of the Ministry of Economy and Industry
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