1300th Anniversary of the Bulgarian State

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1300th Anniversary of the Bulgarian State
Coat of arms of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg
Date 1981
Also known as 1300-та годишнина на българската държава
Participants Bulgarian Communist Party
Bulgarian People's Army
Bulgarian Diaspora

The 1300th Anniversary of the Bulgarian State was a yearlong celebration in 1981 when the People's Republic of Bulgaria celebrated the 1300th anniversary of establishing of the First Bulgarian State, the first Bulgarian state in modern history.[1][2][3] 23,000 events were connected with the 1300th centenary were planned.[4]

Things made in honour of the anniversary[edit]






Tournament of Bulgaria

The Military Parade[edit]

The parade took place on Sofia's September 9th Square. The parade inspector was the Minister of People's Defence of Bulgaria, General of the Army Dorbri Dzhurov.[8] The parade commander was Colonel General Hristo Dobrev, the Chief of the General Staff of the Bulgarian People's Army.[9] Attending the parade was the General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party Todor Zhivkov.

Full Order of the March Past[edit]

Military Bands[edit]

Ground Column[edit]

Commemorative coins and awards[edit]

At least 20 commemorative coins were made in 1981 honoring the anniversary. An award, the Order "13 Centuries of Bulgaria",[10] and a medal, Medal "1300th Anniversary Of Bulgaria" were issued on October 16, 1981 in honor of the anniversary.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McLean, George F.; Armosino, Antonio Gallo; Magliola, Robert R. (2003). Hermeneutics and Inculturation. CRVP. ISBN 9781565181847. 
  2. ^ Crampton, R. J. (February 2007). Bulgaria. OUP Oxford. ISBN 9780198205142. 
  3. ^ "Summer Expedition to Communist Monuments of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria 2017/2018". www.academiccourses.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  4. ^ Howe, Marvine; Times, Special to the New York (1981-11-08). "BULGARIA IS ZEALOUSLY MARKING ITS 1,300 BIRTHDAY". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  5. ^ vilis (2016-07-07). "Communist era monuments of Bulgaria". GlobalGaz. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Introduction to the Archaeology & History of Bulgaria - Archaeology Travel". Archaeology Travel. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  7. ^ "nuova pagina - Budapest Hotel Sofia - Sofia - Bulgaria". www.hotelbudapest.bg (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  8. ^ "Inspecting the parade is the Minister of People's Defence , General of the Army Dorbri Dzhurov". 
  9. ^ "Commanding the parade is Colonel General Histro Dobrev". 
  10. ^ Отечество. Национален съвет на отечествения фронт. 1981. p. 115. В чест на 13-вековния юбилей на държавната ни са учредени орденът "13 века България", юбилеен медал "1300 години България" и значка. До 1971 г. право да награждава с ордени има само Президиумът на Народното събрание, след това - Държавният съвет на Народна република България. Наградни отличия ... 
  11. ^ http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?products_id=3514