Bulgarian Parliament votes: Cyril and Methodius are Bulgarians, Cyrillic is Bulgarian


The Bulgarian Parliament has adopted a decision according to which May 24 will be celebrated as the Day of Bulgarian Literacy, but it is also announced that a process will be launched before the European Union for the recognition of the Cyrillic alphabet as the Bulgarian alphabet. Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said that Skopje must respect and implement the Friendship and Good Neighborliness Treaty between the two countries and that Goce Delchev is an important issue to be resolved, said Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva.

Day of Slavic Literacy May 24, which besides Macedonia is also celebrated in Bulgaria, seems that will soon be celebrated in Sofia as “the most Bulgarian holiday”, as “Bulgarian Literacy Day”. With the support of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s party, the Bulgarian parliament adopted a proposal by the United Patriots, backed by Krasimir Karakachanov, to change the name of the holiday, explaining that the name Slavic literacy was a relapse from the communist era. The proposal also states that it will be a way for the Cyrillic alphabet to be recognized within the European Union as the Bulgarian alphabet.


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