The date September 22nd contains all that – greatness, faith in freedom and upsurge, patriotism, sovereign state dignity, diplomatic wisdom, unity in the name of a common goal. These are words from the address of the National Assembly’s president Tsetska Tsacheva, delivered at the national celebration, dedicated to the 103rd year since the proclamation of the independence of Bulgaria. Tsetska Tsacheva pointed out that 103 years ago, at the same place, in the old capital Tarnovo, the steadfast aspiration for and ability of Bulgarians to take in their hands their own history had triumphed. They have accomplished this by themselves, thanks to their free will to determine the historic destiny of their fatherland, the speaker of parliament underscored.
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Later on, the chair and members of the parliament attended the military rite of hoisting the national flag at the “Tsarevets” fortress. Tsetska Tsacheva welcomed the public on the occasion of the anniversary. “Standing at the high hill of Tsarevets, let us take a look to
She added that the big issues, the ones of national importance should unite political forces and public opinion. Independence Day in its essence, she added, should be a celebration of our ability to be successful continuers of our forefathers’ deeds. She called on the society to get united around the big goals of modern
The president of the National Assembly joined the festive procession of 600 students from 19 schools. She also paid a visit to the two exhibitions titled: .
The culmination of Independence Day celebrations was the tattoo ceremony held at the Tsar