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.
"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.