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May 24 is declared Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Day in Las Vegas

Bulgarians in Las Vegas gathered for their traditional holiday on the eve of the ‎Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture

Photo: Maria Samichkova

The Bulgarian community in Las Vegas gathered for a big festive gathering in ‎‎Bruce Trent Park on May 21, with which they celebrated in advance the Day of ‎the Holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian alphabet, education and ‎culture, and of Slavic literature - 24 May. ‎

The event was preceded by a proclamation by the mayor of the city Las Vegas, Carolyn ‎Goodman. ‎

Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and the Bulgarian consul in Los Angeles Boyko Hristov
‎"Continuing the excellent relationship we have built with the mayor of Las Vegas, ‎we are pleased to inform you that May 24 has been officially declared a day of the ‎Bulgarian cultural heritage!" wrote the Bulgarian Consul General in Los Angeles ‎Boyko Hristov, expressing hope that this news will bring joy to our compatriots ‎in Las Vegas. ‎

‎"Many people gathered in the same park as last year. There were also special ‎guests, including for the first time from Bulgaria," Maria Samichkova, who is also ‎one of the organizers of the event as a spokesperson for the Bulgarian Association ‎in Nevada, told Radio Bulgaria. ‎

‎"We had special guests from other states. From Phoenix - another national ‎association that also organizes Bulgarian assemblies and festivals, from Texas - ‎book author Antonina Duridanova who presented her memoir "Escape from the ‎Iron Curtain: A New Beginning and Return". Our fellow citizens were also with ‎us - the talented Diana Alexandrova, who is the author of more than 13 children's ‎books, two of them have been translated into Bulgarian and are in bookstores in ‎our homeland. Two more are expected to be released for Children's Day - June 1, ‎in Bulgarian bookstores.