On November the first we celebrate the Day of National Leaders- not political ones, but leaders of the spirit. It is a day which has particular, exceptional, unique value for Bulgarians.
Day of National Leaders starts to be celebrated in the difficult time of spiritual ruin and national despair after the failure in the First World War. The ideal of the Bulgarian Revival period was destroyed and our national values were at threat. At that time theleaders of Bulgaria decided to let history inspire and guide them. They seeked insiprational figures from the Bulgarian past.
In Bulgarian the name of this holiday can be translated as `The day of the Men who Awakened us`. Those are men who helped restore the lost Bulgarian traditions and culture during the Revival period after the Bulgarian liberation from the Ottoman Empire. We celebrate our famous and beloved tsars, writers and revolutionaries without which our country would not look the way it looks today. In the rest of this article, the first of november will be called `The day of national leaders.`