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September 22 is a public holiday in Bulgaria – on this date in 1908, after 500 years of Ottoman Domination, Bulgaria – one of the oldest countries in Europe, once again appeared on the world map. On September 22, 1908 with a manifesto by the Bulgarian Knyaz Ferdinand the Independence of Bulgaria was proclaimed in Veliko Tarnovo. In this way, the last vassal ties with the Ottoman Empire were severed. The Principality of Bulgaria became an independent country ruled by Tsar Ferdinand. The High Porte followed by the Great Powers accepted officially the Bulgarian independence.
In Sofia this day is celebrated on September 22 at 11 am in front of the Independence monument (near the National Art Gallery).
September 15-22 – in Knyazheska Gradina
European Heritage Days will be held on September 21 and 22 under the motto "Arts and Entertainment".
In Sofia, the event is organized by the French Institute in Bulgaria, the Ministry of Culture and Sofia Municipality in partnership with Bulgaria ON AIR.
Cultural heritage is a universal value that has different dimensions. The purpose of the event is to make people reassess it. It should not be seen as a monument, but as a living heritage that is an integral part of our lives and with which we interact.
More than 40 buildings of high cultural value in Sofia will open their doors free of charge.
The organizers have prepared an interesting program.
Discover the Tastes of Sofia with Sofia Restaurant Week - a festival that celebrates the fine cuisine in the capital.
Twice a year, in the span of one week, more than 6,000 people visit several of the 30 carefully selected
restaurants. All of the participating restaurants offer a three-course menu for the price of 30 BGN. The
restaurants are chosen not only for their chefs and the quality of their food, but also for the quality of service
and good interior design.
The start line is located in front of Boyansko Hanche Restaurant and the finish line – in front of Aleko Hut. This is one of the most popular mountain running events. The two distances – 16 km (women and men) and 3 km (children) bring together hundreds of runners. There will be a lot of awards and prizes.
Iskar House of Culture MCI in cooperation with Sofia Municipality