Day of the Enlighteners

Enlighteners, Day of the (Den na Buditelite)

November 1
A holiday in Bulgaria, this day commemorates the patriots, writers, and revolutionaries who helped to ignite the spirit of Bulgarian nationalism. Thanksgiving services are held in churches, and elsewhere patriotic speeches, parades, and folk music mark this yearly event. Also known as the Day of t he Awakeners, it is largely observed by schools and munici palities.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
1621 22nd St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-387-0174; fax: 202-234-7973
www.bulgaria-embassy.org
SOURCES:
BkFest-1937, p. 72