Day of the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke (03/03)

Every year on March 3, Bulgaria celebrates a national holiday - the Day of Liberation from the Ottoman oppressors and the resurrection of the Bulgarian state.

From 1396 to 1878 Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire. As a result of Russia's victory in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878, the country gained independence.

On March 3, 1878, the peace treaty of San Stefano was signed between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. On the Russian side, the agreement was signed by Count N. Ignatiev.