111 years since the Declaration of Independence of Bulgaria

The Independence Day was declared an official celebration day by a decision of the National Assembly of September 10, 1998.

With this historic event, Bulgaria becomes an ‘equal member in the family of civilized peoples’ and opens up new opportunities for economic and cultural progress.

On the night of September 22, 1908, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Alexander Malinov, met Prince Ferdinand near the Ruse town and together with the Government members went to Tarnovo. Malinov prepared a manifesto for independence, which was signed by Ferdinand and the ministers.

The Independence of Bulgaria was declared on 22 September 1908 in the Church of St. 40 Martyrs' in Tarnovo and Prince Ferdinand I proclaimed himself as 'King of the Bulgarians'.