Free Sofia Tour's Blog

September 6, 2011
National Unification Day

Bulgaria’s Unification Day on 6th of September

6th of September – Bulgaria’s Unification Day On 6th of September Bulgaria celebrates its Unification Day. The anniversary of the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia. That’s why 6th of September is always a non-working day. Despite this fact, Free Sofia Tour would still be running. We would expect you every day, twice a day. Perfect occasion to tell you the story of the Unification, although the bigger celebrations would be held in Plovdiv. The medieval Bulgarian empire was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1396 AD. Bulgaria was formally restored as a nation-state on March 3, 1878, after the war between the Russian empire and the Ottoman Empire of 1877-78.   Before the Unification Day Under the San Stefano treaty between Russia and Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria was set up as a state on a territory of 170 000 square kilometers. Three months later, in July 1878, the Great Powers from the so called “European Concert” met in Berlin to finally determine the borders of the new country. […]