Celebration of the Day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the Bulgarian alphabet and Slavic literature
Hello, dear members and partners of the Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
It is with great pleasure and pride that we celebrate today's special day - May 24, the Day of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian alphabet, education and culture, and of Slavic literature. This day is particularly significant for us, the Bulgarians, but also for the numerous Slavic peoples, for whom the work of Cyril and Methodius is an inspiration and a symbol of cultural and educational development.
Our holiday is dedicated to two brothers who have left an immeasurable contribution to Bulgarian and Slavic culture and enlightenment through the creation of the Cyrillic alphabet, which is still part of our identity. By creating the Cyrillic alphabet in the Preslav Book School, they have left a lasting mark on history and are the basis for the richness of our written culture.
This day is celebrated not only in Bulgaria, but also in many other countries - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Slovakia and others. Each of these countries, like us, respects and honors the legacy of Cyril and Methodius and its impact on their cultures and societies.
As we mark this important day, let us not forget the emphasis we must place on the importance of collaboration between academia and business. These two sectors are interdependent and can achieve a lot when they work together. Just as Cyril and Methodius created something lasting and significant through their work together, so we can achieve significant things through collaboration.
On this day of celebration and renewal, let us embrace and carry the spirit of enlightenment, cooperation and creation inspired by the work of Cyril and Methodius. We congratulate you all and wish you a productive and successful year filled with prosperity and growth.