Student Day of Bulgaria (08/12)

Student youth in Bulgaria celebrates their holiday - Student's Day - on December 8th. This date is connected with the history of Sofia University named after Kliment Ohridski.

In 1903, when Sofia University (SU) was the only institution of higher education in Bulgaria, the Academic Council at the SU decided to declare December 8 the patron holiday of the university. According to the church calendar, it was then that the day of St. Clement of Ohrid was celebrated.

Clement of Ohrid was one of the five disciples of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius who escaped in Bulgaria. In the city of Ohrid (now it is within the Republic of Macedonia), at the end of the 9th century, at the Ohrid Monastery, he founded a large cultural and educational school, the purpose of which was to educate and educate a new cultural elite in Bulgaria.