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Today's Observances: May 24-26
Today's Observances: May 24-26
A monument to brothers St Cyril and St Methodius in front of Bulgaria's National Library in Sofia (BTA Photo)

MAY 24

The world:
    
- National Day of Eritrea: Independence Day (1993).

Bulgaria:

- Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and of Slav Letters. Public holiday.

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1851: First celebration of Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and of Slav Letters, commemorating brothers Cyril and Methodius who invented Slav alphabet. Renamed Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian Alphabet, Education and Culture and of Slav Letters by Parliament in 2022.

1914: Professional Football Club Levski is established in Sofia.

1970: First edition of Sofia Music Weeks International Festival. 

1975: Monument to St Cyril and St Methodius is unveiled in front of National Library in Sofia. 

MAY 25

The world:

- National Day of Argentina: May Revolution Day (1810);

- National Day of Jordan: Independence Day (1946).

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1880: First law on court organization adopted; cassation procedure introduced.

1908: Elections held for 14th Ordinary National Assembly; won by Democratic Party.

1956: National Commission for UNESCO set up.

MAY 26

The world:

- National Day of Georgia: Independence Day (1918).

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1879: Supreme Court of Principality of Bulgaria is established.

1948: Union of Bulgarian Journalists is established.  

2002:  In Plovdiv, Pope John Paul II beatifies three Catholic priests executed by communist regime in 1952. 

2005: Francophone Regional Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (CREFECO) opens in Sofia.

2006: National Assembly ratifies Bulgarian-US intergovernmental Agreement on Defence Cooperation, signed in Sofia on April 28, 2006.

1978: National Palace of Culture (NDK convention centre) in Sofia goes under construction.

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