7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
Alfa Art Gallery
108 Church Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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Join us on Friday, May 25th at 7:30pm to celebrate the Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day. We will start out with a performance by Bulgarian-American children and then continue with Bulgarian music and dances.

Feel free to bring snacks/food to share with everyone and don’t forget your dancing shoes.


Why do we celebrate May 24th?

May 24 is the Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture. This day has been celebrated for 161 years now – no other holiday was so long celebrated in Bulgarian late history.

On May 11 1851 a celebration was organized by Nayden Gerov at the eparchy school `St St Kiril and Methody` in the town of Plovdiv. This was the first time to be marked the Day of the Saint brothers Kiril and Methody – the creators of Slavonic Alphabet. Since 1857 this day has been celebrated every year in Plovdiv, Tsarigrad, Shumen and Lom and it was no by accident that May 11 was chosen – this is the common Church Holiday of the two Saints.

24th of May is a Day that has no analogue among the other nations – the Day of literature, enlightenment, culture. It’s a holiday of spiritual rising, perfection striving for scientific and cultural achievements. The letters created by Kiril and Methody, their translations of the liturgical books, their fight to protect the rights of all nations to do honour of God in their own languages have a historical significance to Bulgarian national developing and its prosperity. Their life work is human, democratic, and Slavonic. It becomes part of the general human idea for equality at the spiritual field… (click here to read the rest of the article)


May 25, 2012
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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Galina Kourteva
(732) 296-6720
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