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.
For the first time, the Day without cars was celebrated in 1998 in France. On this day, the central zones of many large cities in Europe are closed to motor traffic.