Unification of Bulgaria - September 6

Unification of Bulgaria - September 6 

September 6 is a public holiday, often Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia. After the Berlin Congress of 1878, Bulgaria is divided into the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia (within the Ottoman Empire). Remained under Ottoman rule, the Bulgarian population seeks union with liberated Bulgaria. Thus, in 1880 created the Bulgarian Secret Central Revolutionary Committee (BTRTSK), whose main task is to implement the unification of Eastern Rumelia with the Principality. To coordinate work with local people to establish and committees - "Unification". In February 1885 the head of BTRTSK stands Zahari Stoyanov, who supports the idea of ​​unity to be under the scepter of the Prince Alexander Battenberg. The role of the Bulgarian prince at this point is crucial, because if he (as a loyal vassal of the Ottoman Empire) refuse to recognize the act of unity, despite strong popular will lose meaning and enterprise was doomed to failure. According to some Bulgarian historians, the Bulgarian prince there was a dilemma as purely political, he could not refuse to recognize a unity because it automatically meant to be dethroned. But no matter what the historical circumstances and his personal motives, his courage to support the accession of Eastern Rumelia is an important guarantee for the success of the case.

 

 

On September 6, 1885 in Plovdiv enter squad Chardafon Great (Prodan Tishkov) and Major Daniel Nikolaev. He was arrested the governor of Eastern Rumelia - Gabriel Krastevich. Created a temporary government headed by Dr. Georgi Stranski, announcing the accession of Eastern Rumelia with the Principality of Bulgaria. Two days later a special manifesto Battenberg approve the accession of the area and agrees to henceforth be titled as Prince of Northern and Southern Bulgaria. Prince personally arrived in Plovdiv and determined as his assistant in Southern Bulgaria Dr. Stransky. After a long diplomatic struggle Istanbul Ambassadors Conference (1885-1886) Unity is celebrated the signing in 1886 of the Bulgarian-Turkish Agreement.

For a holiday in the country was declared by the National Assembly on Feb. 18, 1998

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