24 May – Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture. “Bulgaria SINGS” – Music Laboratory of the Human Self, GENESIS ORCHESTRA and the public, conducted by Yordan Kamdzhalov, sing “Hymn of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture” – 25 May 2019. The performance was part of the official program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.
You saints Cyril and Methodius,
You be blessed thrice above!
Fathers of Bulgarian learning,
Makers of the tongue we love!
People will repeat for ever
Your two names in every clime
And the Slavs preserve your mighty
Speeches to the end of time!
Hymn of Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture
Lyrics – Stoyan Mihaylovski
Music – Panayot Pipkov