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TolkoRaz
24-05-2018, 13:12
Bulgaria celebrates all things Slavonic on 24 May, officially called the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Alphabet.

It is also known as the Saints Cyril and Methodiusí Day, in honour of the two brothers who established the early form of the Slavonic alphabet back in the 9th century.

Bulgarian language was the first Slavic language to have a written form, developed during the 9th century in the First Bulgarian Empire. Saints Cyril and Methodius were missionaries from Byzantium (born in Thessaloniki ), entrusted by the Byzantine Emperor Michael III to evangelise the Slavs. They translated the Bible into Old Church Slavonic and created the Glagolitic alphabet, which later served as the basis of the Cyrillic alphabet developed by their disciple Saint Clement of Ohrid.

As we all know, several Slavic nations use the Cyrillic alphabet, including Russia, Ukraine, Serbia and Macedonia.

On joining the European Union in 2007, Bulgaria also had the honour of making the Cyrillic alphabet the EUís third official writing system. Therefore the European Parliament in Brussels will host an exhibition dedicated to the Cyrillic alphabet and a classical music concert honouring Saints Cyril and Methodius.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillic_script

FatAndy
24-05-2018, 15:23
Азбука наша! :D

quincy
24-05-2018, 23:24
Bulgaria celebrates all things Slavonic on 24 May, officially called the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Alphabet.

It is also known as the Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day, in honour of the two brothers who established the early form of the Slavonic alphabet back in the 9th century.

Bulgarian language was the first Slavic language to have a written form, developed during the 9th century in the First Bulgarian Empire. Saints Cyril and Methodius were missionaries from Byzantium (born in Thessaloniki ), entrusted by the Byzantine Emperor Michael III to evangelise the Slavs. They translated the Bible into Old Church Slavonic and created the Glagolitic alphabet, which later served as the basis of the Cyrillic alphabet developed by their disciple Saint Clement of Ohrid.

As we all know, several Slavic nations use the Cyrillic alphabet, including Russia, Ukraine, Serbia and Macedonia.

On joining the European Union in 2007, Bulgaria also had the honour of making the Cyrillic alphabet the EU’s third official writing system. Therefore the European Parliament in Brussels will host an exhibition dedicated to the Cyrillic alphabet and a classical music concert honouring Saints Cyril and Methodius.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillic_script



Until the 19th century Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia had been outside the Austro-Hungarian orbit and inside the Ottoman sphere, so the Slavonic alphabet and Byzantine identity were little known in western Europe outside of academic circles until Bulgaria (and Romania) became members of the EU in 2007

It's good to see the European parliament honouring Saints Cyril and Methodius . It must also be thankful to Bulgaria for allowing the EU to extend its borders to the Black Sea!