The bulgarian flag for the Day of the enlightenment leaders
The Day of the enlightment was marked with a solemn parade and the traditional ritual of rasing the National flag in front of the presidential building.
For about half an hour the citizens of the capital Sofia had the pleasure to hear the performance of the Guard orchestra.
The celebration was attended not only by the president Georgi Paravanov and his wife Zorka Paravanova, but also the prime minister Sergey Stanishev, the minister of Culture Stefan Danailov and his vice-minister Yavor Milushev, and the head of the military headquarters of the Bulgarian army general Zlatan Stoikov.
Among the official guests were also the head of the Bulgarian academy of sciences ac. Nikola Sabotinov and the rectors of some of the biggest bulgarian universities.