September 22nd – OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS – Day off for students, academic and administrative staff (according to the Rector’s Order 408 / 17.09.2020).
On 22 September Bulgaria celebrates one of the most significant events in recent history. On this date in 1908 the Bulgarian state, one of the oldest in Europe, declared its independence. This is 30 years after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, which ended with the signing of March 3, 1878 San Stefano peace treaty. Thus Bulgaria reappeared on the map of Europe after five centuries of Ottoman rule.
On September 22, 1908 in the Veliko Tarnovo, a manifesto, the Bulgarian King Ferdinand declares Bulgaria’s independence. With this act virtually rejected last vassal relations with the Ottoman Empire. Principality of Bulgaria became an independent state headed by Crown King Ferdinand. Porte (Turkey), and then the Great Powers recognized officially Bulgarian independence. The day was declared a public holiday by a decision of the Bulgarian National Assembly on September 10, 1998.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!