Student's Day in Bulgaria

student youth in Bulgaria celebrates its feast on December 8. This date is linked to the history of the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

In 1903, when the Sofia University (SU) in Bulgaria was the only institution of higher education, the academic council at the SU decided to declare (20 November 1903) December 8 cartridge holiday university. On the church calendar was then celebrated the feast of St. Clement of Ohrid.

St. Kliment Ohridski OhridskiyKliment was one of the five survivors from Bulgaria disciples of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius. In the city of Ohrid (now within the Republic of Macedonia) in the late 9th century when Ohrid monastery he founded a large cultural-educational school, the purpose of which was the education and formation of a new cultural elite of Bulgaria.

Kliment Ohridski — a worthy heir to the great cause of the authors of the Old Slavonic writing. He reformed the Glagolitic Cyril and Methodius, the letters as close to schedule a new message to the chart of Greek letters. In Ohrid soon at the Old Church Slavonic (Old Bulgarian) language translated all ecclesiastical and liturgical books, which were sent to all parts of Bulgaria. Thanks to the attainment of his new script first Slavic state in Europe celebrated its Golden Age.

After 1944 Student holiday celebration was postponed to 17 November (International Students' Day). But in 1962, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Sofia University was returned to the old date.

On this day, higher education institutions throughout Bulgaria are closed, and students celebrate their holiday in noisy companies.