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Bow let us honour of the Bulgarian National Revivals

01.11.2018

Sonya Machorska

   Day of National Leaders is common Bulgarian holiday commemorating the work of Bulgarian educators, writers, revolutionaries and holy Leaders of reviving the national spirit, the pursuit of education and literature.

   Spiritual enlightenment of the Bulgarian people gave impetus to national liberation movement in Bulgarian lands

   First celebration of National Leaders became the festival in Plovdiv in 1909 and since 1922 has been recognized as an official holiday in Bulgaria.

   Among the most revered Bulgarian national leaders are: St. Ivan Rilski, Konstantin Kostenechki Gregory Tsamblak, Yoasaf Bdinski, Vladislav the Grammarian, Dimitar Kantakuzin, Tolstoy, Peter Bogdan, of Plovdiv, Matthew Grammarian, pop Peyo, Neophyte Bozveli Neophyte Rilski, Ivan Seliminski brothers Dimitar and Konstantin Miladinovi, Georgi Sava Rakovski, Vasil Aprilov, Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Stefan Karadja, Hadji Dimitar, Karavelov, Good Chintulov, Petko Slaveykov, Nicolas Batsarova, Ivan Vazov, Stoyan Mihajlovski, Grigor Parlichev, Alexander Exarch, Nicolas Bobev, Stefan Antonov, Ivan Bogorov Something Bonchev, Nayden Gerov, Joakim Gruev, Hristo G. Danov and many others.

   Saint John of Rila (Bulgarian: Свети Йоан (Иван) Рилски, sveti Ioan Rilski) (876 – c. 946) was the first Bulgarian hermit. He was revered as a saint while he was still alive. The legend surrounding him tells of wild animals that freely came up to him and birds that landed in his hands. His followers founded many churches in his honor, including the famous Rila Monastery. One of these churches, "St Ivan Rilski" was only discovered in 2008 in the town of Veliko Tarnovo. Today, he is honored as the patron saint of the Bulgarians and as one of the most important saints in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

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