the National Enlightener’s Day
31 October 2020
Dear partners and friends of Varna Free University,
On 1 November, we celebrate one of the brightest Bulgarian holidays - the National Enlightener’s Day!
The names of eminent Bulgarians who we proudly call national enlighteners shine in the treasury of our national history and culture. Noble personalities, brave spiritual leaders, educators, writers and revolutionaries, set out to "awaken" the people, to ignite the spark of knowledge in the soul and mind.
Our mission today is to keep and preserve Bulgarian spirituality; to transmit the longing for the vast and beautiful world of knowledge, science and art. And in times of trial, to find a way to lead our students and pass on knowledge!
On the eve of the National Enlightener’s Day, allow me to congratulate you on your devotion and the flame with which you transmit knowledge! Let us wish to develop the creative and innovative potential of young people, to preserve our centuries-old traditions and values, and to transfer them to the digital world.
get educated! Carry in your mind and heart the flame bequeathed to us by the enlighteners!
Prof. Petar Hristov, PhD
Rector of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar"