Bulgaria is observing its national holiday today – 144 years since the end of the Russo-Turkish liberation war, which began its renewal as an independent state, MIA reports from Sofia.

The treaty was signed in the suburbs of Istanbul – San Stefano on February 19 / March 3, 1878, on the birthday of Russian Emperor Alexander II.

March 3rd has become an official and national holiday of Bulgaria since 1990, after the fall of communism in Bulgaria. On that occasion, the whole country will celebrate the holiday. The ceremonial part where the Monument of Freedom is located will be held on the Shipka peak where the key battles were fought. They will be attended by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and Speaker of the National Assembly Nikola Minchev. Bulgarian Defense Minister Stefan Janev, who was dismissed two days ago, will also be there.

The Bulgarian President, Rumen Radev, will attend the raising of the Bulgarian flag in front of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Sofia, and tonight there will be fireworks, which will be attended by the Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and the President of the National Assembly.