Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is organising, together with Bulgaria's Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov, celebrations in Brussels on 24 May to mark the Day of Slavonic Literacy and Culture. The series of events, including visual arts, music and literature, will be hosted at the headquarters of KBC Bank tonight.
Guests will be able to see the exhibition 'Bulgaria – colours and spaces', part of a collection from the Bulgarian Visual Art Museum. Literary fans will have the opportunity to meet Zachary Karabashliev – one of Bulgaria's most prolific and popular contemporary writers. Throughout the evening, they will be able to enjoy the jazz and folk improvisations of the trio 'Wladigeroff'.
24 May is the day Slavonic nations celebrate their shared cultural heritage and the Cyrillic alphabet, which is shared by over 10 European languages. When Bulgaria joined the European Union on the 1 January 2007, Cyrillic became one of the three official EU alphabets.