Bulgarians celebrate Children's Day
Today is June 1 - Children's Day. The holiday dates back to the World Conference on Children's Health, held in Geneva in 1925.
24 years later, the day was officially declared International Children's Day. And in 1950, June 1 was celebrated simultaneously in 51 countries around the world for the first time.
Various cultural events, educational initiatives and lots of entertainment for children are organized in Bulgaria throughout the day.
For the holiday and this year, Bulgarian Railways is giving a free trip to all children under the age of 14 today.
"Children's holiday on Slaveykov Square" is organized by the Metropolitan Library and "Vazrazhdane" theater - with the performance "Red Riding Hood". There will also be entertaining games and an exhibition "Children's periodicals published before 1944".
At 10 o'clock in the park space in front of the National Palace of Culture, an event will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Culture - within the framework of the Book Fair held there.
Acting Prime Minister Galab Donev will meet with first graders from the capital's 60th elementary school "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" today. Together with the children, he will plant flowers.
For Children's Day, military formations open their doors throughout the country.
The divisions of the Land Forces in Stara Zagora, Smolyan, Haskovo, Yambol, Elin Pelin, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Asenovgrad and Chirpan will welcome everyone between 09:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Bezmer Air Base will display the Su-25 aircraft and flight equipment.
Vrajdebna Air Base will also display its aviation equipment. All divisions will tell about their history, combat equipment and equipment.
The special forces have a...