145 years since the liberation of Sofia from Ottoman rule

Tuesday, 03 January 2023

On January 4, 2023, we celebrate 145 years since the liberation of Sofia from Ottoman rule. The Metropolitan Municipality will mark the anniversary with various initiatives:

  • From 10:00 a.m. in the metropolitan church "Holy Sunday" a thanksgiving prayer service will be held in memory of the fallen soldiers. The bells of the capital's temples will ring the city.
  • From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. there will be a guard of honor from the National Guard unit in front of the Monument to the Bulgarian Militiamen
  • The exhibition "A young capital travels around the world" will be presented in the Open Air Gallery in the City Garden, showing the most interesting illustrated lithographic cards of Sofia from the last years of the 19th century, selected from the collection of the site
  • The Sofia City Art Gallery and the Regional History Museum - Sofia will operate with free admission for visitors.