June, 2nd - day in honor of Hristo Botev
The day of Botev and those who died for the freedom and independence of Bulgaria
On June 2nd, we honor the memory of Hristo Botev and those who died for the freedom of Bulgaria. This day has been celebrated since 1901, when his rebels and other citizens gathered on Okolchitsa Peak, the place of Botev's death, to pay their respects.
In 1876, 205 young boys landed on the Danube bank near Kozloduy and kissed their homeland with trepidation. They were inspired by the bright idea of fighting for the freedom of their Fatherland, suffocated in the five centuries of oppression of the Ottoman Empire.
The history of Botev's detachment is one of the brightest pages in the April Uprising of 1876 - the peak of the liberation struggles of the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire. Its brutal suppression caused a wide international response and led to the liberation of Bulgaria in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.
Today Botev is among our most beloved national heroes, who have left a bright mark in the minds of generations of Bulgarians. And his ingenious poetry and passionate journalism are dear to each of us. Since 1901, June 2nd has been officially celebrated as the Day of Botev and those who died for the freedom of Bulgaria, and since 1948 at exactly 12 o'clock every year sirens invite us to a minute of silence throughout the country.
We present to you the presentation of the student Alexander Konstantinov, a member of the Student Council of PPMG "Acad. Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov ”as a sign of respect and homage to the work of Hristo Botev and those who died for the freedom and national independence of Bulgaria!
A tribute to the memory of the national heroes of Bulgaria!
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