First, the Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia in 1885, and the declaration of full independence in 1908 were hailed as crucial and successful but only partial steps towards this goal.
On September 6, 1885, the Principality of Bulgaria unified with the autonomous Ottoman province of Eastern Roumelia, a few years after its liberation from Ottoman yoke.
My observations in Ottoman source materials concerning the regions of Western Rhodpes and Deliorman in Ottoman Roumelia
show a similiar dynamic in the conversion process there from the fifteenth to the first half of the eighteenth century.
The Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia at the timeA was hailed as a crucial and successful but only a partial step towards this goal.
The celebrations of Bulgaria's Unification Day are traditionally held the night of September 6 in Plovdiv, the city which once was the capital of the Ottoman province of Eastern Roumelia invented by the European Great Powers at the Berlin Congress in July 1878.
About half of Thrace, or Southern Bulgaria was made an autonomous Ottoman Province called Eastern Roumelia
, with a territory of 36 000 square km.
Bulgaria is celebrating Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the 126th anniversary since the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia
As a result, two small autonomous Bulgarian states were set up - the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia
(united in 1885.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has issued a special statement congratulating Bulgarians on the occasion of 125 years since September 6, 1885,A the day of the Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and "Eastern Roumelia
Bulgaria is celebrating on Monday the 125th anniversary since the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia