Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Celebration at Alfa Art Gallery
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Alfa Art Gallery invites you to join us in celebrating May 24th – Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day. The event will take place at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 on Saturday, May 19th 2018 at 6:00 pm.
Alfa has the pleasure of presenting the dance group, “Kopriva” performing Bulgarian folk dances and “Alfa BG” band who will perform a selection of Bulgarian music.
This event has no admission fee and is open to the public. Feel free to bring food and snacks to share with everyone, and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Why do we celebrate May 24th?
This day honors the Saint Brothers, Kiril and Methody, founders of the Slavonic Alphabet. Since 1857, this day has been celebrated every year. May 24th is a holiday in itself, a day of spiritual uprising overviewing Bulgaria’s cultural and scientific achievements. Looking upon the letters written by Kiril and Methody as well as their translations of the liturgical books, shows the fight to protect the right to honor God in their own language. It is a historical significance to the development of the Bulgarian nation and becomes part of the general human idea for equality.