Show map events
Works by L. M. Škerjanec, Milko Lazar, Nenad Firšt, Rina Jež Brezavšek, Igor Krivokapič, Alojz Lebič.
The Music of Europe is a project realized with the financial support of Cultural program of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018 of the National Culture Fund.
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Saint George the Victorious is one of the most venerated saints in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Immortalized in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon, he is the patron of England, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Ethiopia, Canada and other countries. He lived during the time of Emperor Diocletian and was a soldier in the Roman Empire.
In the icons St. George is always depicted on a horse, and at his feet lies the dragon slain by him. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox churches in Georgia, Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro commemorate the Saint on May 6.
In Bulgaria May 6 is also a public holiday as it is the Day of the Bulgarian Army. Traditionally, on the day of the ecclesiastical celebration of Saint George the Victorious the flags of the Bulgarian Army have to be sanctified so that the Orthodox army that have dedicated their lives to the peace and security of the homeland can receive God’s mercy and support. The solemn ceremony takes place in front of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Church, after which wreaths are laid in front of the monument to the Unknown Soldier.