April Uprising is message for the future, battle for statehood is relevant today

Reenactment of April Uprising in Klisura
01.05.2021 / 18:18

Today Bulgaria's Klisura, Koprivshtitsa and Panagyurishte mark the 145th anniversary of the start of the April Uprising /according to Gregorian calendar/. A prayer and a liturgical procession were held in Panagyurishte. Vice President Iliana Iotova was among the guests at the celebration in Klisura. She attended the traditional reenactment of memorable moments from the April Uprising. The reenactment nearly failed, as some participants could not provide documents required by recent changes to the gun law.

"This is not just a historical moment, but a message for the future. 145 years ago, the struggle was against oppression and slavery that chained freedom. Today, the battle is once again for statehood, for strong and working institutions, in the interest of the Bulgarian people," Vice President Yotova said.

According to the Julian calendar the uprising took place on April 20.

Source: BNR
Photo: Bulgarian Presidency

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