June 2nd - The Day of Botev

June 2nd is the Day of Botev and those who died for for the freedom and independence of Bulgaria. It is celebrated every year in Bulgaria, on the day of the death of Hristo Botev (June 2, 1876).

Bulgaria celebrated this day for the first time in 1901, when Okolchitsa peak, where Botev was killed, gathered his followers and country-fellows to pay their respects.

On this day at 12:00 sirens hoot and people must remain silent, heads bowed in the memory of Botev and all our national heroes. The day is marked by the laying of wreaths at the monuments of the Bulgarians who gave their lives for the freedom of Bulgaria and fireworks light up all the cities .

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