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September 17, 2004

The Day of Sofia

Serdica to the Thracians, Triaditza to the Romans and Byzanthians, Sredetz to the Slavs, Sofia to the Bulgarians - a city with almost three millennia of history. The coat of arms, originally designed by Haralampi Tachev in 1900, bears the inscription "It grows, yet does not age" (image c/o the Sofia Municipality website):

Sofia coat of arms

In 1992, in honour of the celebration of St. Sofia the Martyr, the Government chose September 17th as the Day of Sofia. On this day, which is also a church celebration of martyrs Viara, Nadezhda, and Lyubov (the Bulgarian names also mean Faith, Hope and Love), we honor the centuries of history of the city which bears a name of wisdom.

Posted by roam at September 17, 2004 01:03 PM

Polymorph: The Day of Sofia
Almost a year ago today, I went to visit my friend Salle in Sofia. Seeing this post was a nice remembrance of this trip. :)...
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September 17, 2004 04:13 PM