Macedonians celebrate the day of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, the medieval saints who codified the Glagolitic script, translated the Bible into the Slavonic language and spread Christianity across half of Europe.
The saints set up the Ohrid school from where Bibles were written and spread through the Slavic lands, making the Macedonian city one of the cultural capitals of Eastern Christendom. The current Cyrillic script grew out of their work and bore the name of St. Cyril.
A celebration of their lives and work will be held this evening in the Macedonian Philharmonic Hall.