: :inin Kyiv (EET)

March 3 as a national day and a new beginning

By a decision of the National Assembly from 5 March, 1990, the date 3 March was proclaimed national day of Bulgaria. This is the day on which the peace treaty between Russia and the Ottoman Empire was signed in San Stefano (now a neighborhood of Istanbul) in 1878, marking the end of the war between them and the beginning of the restoration of Bulgarian statehood after almost five centuries of Ottoman rule. Even though 3 March has been celebrated as national day in Bulgaria for close to 30 years, …read more

Source:: Radio Bulgaria