Cyril & Methodius – 11th May and 24th of May – Bulgarian Alphabet (Public holiday)

In May there are two celebrations relating to the brothers Cyril and Methodius, founders of the Bulgarian Alphabet. 11th May is their name day, when the brothers themselves are honored for their contribution to civilization. 24th of May is the Day of Cyrillic Alphabet and it is a National Holiday in Bulgaria.

In 855 A.D. the missionary brothers Cyril & Methodius developed the first Bulgarian Alphabet (Glagolic) which was said to more accurately reflect the sounds of the Bulgarian language (the Greek alphabet had been used till then).

Bulgarian Alphabet is something that all Bulgarians are proud to have.