Saints Cyril and Methodius Day is celebrated on 24 May in Russia, Bulgaria and Macedonia.
In Bulgaria Saints Cyril and Methodius Day is celebrated on 24 May and is known as the "Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic
Literature Day" (Bulgarian: Ден на българската просвета и култура и на славянската писменост), a national holiday celebrating Bulgarian culture
as well as the alphabet
. It is also known as "Alphabet, Culture, and Education Day" (Bulgarian: Ден на азбуката, културата и просвещението).
In the Republic of Macedonia, it is also celebrated on 24 May and is known as the "Saints Cyril and Methodius, Slavonic Enlighteners' Day" (Macedonian: Св. Кирил и Методиј, Ден на словенските просветители), a national holiday.
In Russia, this holiday is known as the "Slavonic Literature and Culture Day" (Russian: День славянской письменности и культуры), celebrating Slavonic culture and literature as well as the alphabet. Its celebration is ecclesiastical (11 May on the Church's Julian calendar), and it is not a public holiday in Russia.
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