The Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations, the OSCE and other international organizations celebrated on March, 3 in Vienna Bulgaria’s National Day, representing an exhibition under the motto “Bulgaria - Harmony of Colours and Spirit” by the famous Bulgarian artist Pavel Mitkov. The celebration took place in the UN Building in Vienna.
Following the grand opening, an official reception was held, attended by over one hundred and twenty guests part of the diplomatic, business and cultural milieu in Vienna, including representatives of the Bulgarian community and Bulgarians working for different international institutions in Austria.
On March, 3 this year, Bulgaria celebrates the 141 anniversary of its Liberation from the five-century-long Ottoman rule.
In his welcoming speech, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ambassador Svetoslav Spassov shared “ March, 3 is the crown of the centuries-old efforts and the desire of the Bulgarians for freedom, but also the responsible beginning of the re-establishment of the Bulgarian statеhood”. Mr. Spassov also emphasized that on this special day, it is important to recall the lessons of the history and heritage of the Bulgarian national heroes, Democrats and independence fighters, who have left us the testament - "a democratic society can only be built by equality between nations and full respect for political and civil rights ".
The exhibition of Pavel Mitkov, which can be seen in the United Nations building in Vienna until March 12, 2019, includes canvases of Bulgarians in folk costumes, as well as Bulgarian landscapes, inspiring peace, good and harmony.