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ALLIANCE FRANCAIS

ALLIANCE FRANCAIS

8/14/2003 12:00:00 AM

Choosing ?Alliance Francais? for today?s news page is based on a Maritsa Newspaper article regarding the contest called ?Europe is and will always be multilingual?. The 11th grade student from the Plovdiv French Language High School, Doncho Hristov, is one of the two laureates in that contest. The award is a one-week trip to Paris. The winners are students aged 17-19 from all of Europe.
?Alliance Francais? is an international organization dedicated to spreading French language and culture all around the world. It was founded in Paris in 1883 and today it has over 1100 representative offices in 138 countries. In Bulgaria ?Alliance Francais? exists since 1904, and during the 1930s the number of its ?societies? (i.e. representative offices) were 24 altogether. After a termination of almost 50 years, in 1991 the General Consulate of the ?Alliance Francais - Paris? for Bulgaria opened in Plovdiv and initiated the restoration of the Alliances Network, which today includes the following towns: Plovdiv, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Bourgas, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Pleven and Blagoevgrad. Each ?Alliance Francais? centre offers multi-levelled courses in French, a rich library with French literature, various cultural activities, organization of contests, etc.
In 1883, during his Orient trip, the French poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine spent 36 hours in Plovdiv, where he was hosted by Georgi Mavridi, a young trader from Plovdiv. Mavridi was very proud to be Lamartine?s host in his beautiful house on the Dzhambaz Tepe hill in Plovdiv, which today bears the name ?Lamartine?s House?. Later, in 1922, ?Alliance Francais - Plovdiv? placed a memorial label on the Lamartine House to remember of that occasion.

PENTECOST / HOLY TRINITY (50 Days after Easter )
50 Days after Easter is the feastday Pentecost (Whitsunday), also called Holy Trinity.
Anniversary of the birth of Dr Obreiko Obreikov (1891 - 1969), the founder of the Plovdiv Fair
Born on June 17, 1891 in Plovdiv, Dr. Obreikov comes from an eminent Bulgarian Revival period family.
VIDOVDEN (Vido’s day) - June 15
VIDOVDEN (Vido’s day) - June 15
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That day is the feast of the last one of the hail-men family - sometimes interpreted as a brother, Vido, sometimes as a syster - Vida.
ELISSEY feastday (Liseh’s Day; St.Eliseus) - June 14
The traditional feast of Eliseus (also called Ellisey, Lisseh, Lisso or Lissey) is one of the thunder-maker feasts, alongside with German and Bartholomew.
Today is SPASSOVDEN
Today is SPASSOVDEN
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SPASSOVDEN (always on Thursday, 40 Days after Easter - “Ascension Day” or “Ascension of the Lord”): The great feast called the Spassovden or Ascension Day is connected to the eternal human wish for health and joy. The feast is a non-fixed one, and it is celebrated 40 days after Easter, always on Thursday.
VARTOLOMEY (St Bartholomew’s Day) - June 11
The feast is called Vartolomey or also Varti-Lomi (in association of storm and hail).
Today we celebrate "The Day of Botev and All Freedom Fighters Who Lost Their Lives for the Independence of Bulgaria"
That day has been appointed by a decree of the Ministerial Council dated May 31st 1993. It was first celebrated back in 1884 in Vratsa and Plovdiv.
Bulgaria marks the International children’s day
Bulgaria marks the International children's day: June 1st. Festive celebrations, theatrical performances and concerts for the young ones are organized throughout the country.
Bulgarian Literacy and Culture Celebration Day - May 24th
Ever since the earliest Bulgarian manuscript books (preserved until today), we can trace the tradition to honor the two saint brothers - St Cyril (on February 14th) and St Methodius (on April 6th) ...
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
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May 21st is celebrated in Bulgaria as the church feast of St. St.Constatine and Helena.