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BULGARIAN EDUCATION AND CULTURE, AND SLAVONIC LITERATURE DAY!

BULGARIAN EDUCATION AND CULTURE, AND SLAVONIC LITERATURE DAY! 

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Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 5:30 pm.
Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day Celebration at Alfa Art Gallery

About this Event
Alfa Art Gallery invites you to join us in celebrating Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day. The event will take place at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 on Sunday May 24th, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

We will begin the evening with a presentation about the history of the Bulgarian Alphabet. Also, Alfa has the pleasure of presenting the dance group, “Kopriva” performing Bulgarian folk dances.  Lastly, we are excited to announce our guest, recently formed band, “Alfa BG” who will perform a selection of Bulgarian music.

Members in the Alfa BG band include:

  • Todor Enev – vocal and guitar
  • Volodia Stavrev – lead guitar & keyboard
  • Antonio Kamberov – percussion
  • Vasil Subotinov – bass

This event has no admission fee and is open to the public. Feel free to bring food and snacks to share with everyone, and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Why do we celebrate May 24th?

With an impressive celebration history of 162 years, May 24th recognizes the Slavonic Alphabet, as well as Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture.  This is the longest running holiday in late Bulgarian history.

On May 11th, 1851, a celebration was organized at the eparchy school “St St Kiril and Methody” in the town of Plovdiv by Bulgarian linguist and writer Nayden Gerov. This day now honors the Saint brothers, Kiril and Methody, founders of the Slavonic Alphabet. Since 1857, this day has been celebrated every year in towns such as Plovdiv, Shumen, Tsarigrad, and Lom. Currently, May 11th is celebrated as a Church Holiday of the Saint brothers Kiril and Methody.  This day expresses the striving spirit of the Bulgarian people towards their Church and Political independence as well as their eagerness for national and economic progression.

May 24th is a holiday in itself, a day of spiritual uprising overviewing Bulgaria’s cultural and scientific achievements. Looking upon the letters written by Kiril and Methody as well as their translations of the liturgical books , shows the fight to protect  the right to honor God in their own language. It is a historical significance to the development of the Bulgarian nation and becomes part of the general human idea for equality.

About Alfa Art Gallery
Alfa Art Gallery is a non-profit organization determined to support emerging and well-established artists and to give their work exposure and critical following within the art community.
Alfa Art Gallery is located at 108 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the gallery, see http://www.alfaart.org/.

Rent The Gallery
Our space is always available for special events or business meetings. With a total of about 750 square feet, we also provide other amenities such as kitchen, projector, tables and chairs. For more information email rentals@alfaart.org or go to http://www.alfaart.org/rent-the-gallery

Contact:   Galina Kourtev, Assistant Director and President – galina@alfaart.org
Gallery Phone:  732-296-6720

Alfa Art Gallery
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm
(732)296-6720 – www.alfaart.org