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Today's Observances: March 1
Today's Observances: March 1
Children making martenitsas in Kardzhali (BTA Photo/Valentina Stoeva)

Bulgaria:

Baba Marta. Traditional Bulgarian festival celebrating spring.

On this date in Bulgarian history:

1881: Supreme Audit Office is inaugurated (closed down in 1947, succeeded by Bulgarian National Audit Office in 1995).

1912: Act establishing Military Academy is adopted (endorsed by royal decree on April 20, 1912). Now G.S. Rakovski National Defence College.

1936: First issue of "Troud" daily comes out.

1941: Bulgaria joins Tripartite Pact, ending its neutrality and effectively becoming Germany's satellite.

2001: 16th Population, Housing and Farm Census in Bulgaria begins (until March 14, 2001).

2001: European Parliament reaffirms visa-free travel for Bulgarians. 

2007: Twenty-eight administrative courts, established under Administrative Procedure Code (passed March 29, 2006), go into operation.

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