Huge turnout to the May 24th Celebrations

Over 100 people attended our dinner function held on Friday May 29th. We not only celebrated the day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and the Slavonic Alphabet which is marked on 24 May, but also the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Bulgaria.

We were honoured to have the Charge D'Affairs, Svetlozar Panov and Jayne Stinson, Member for Badcoe attending the celebrations. 

We are very appreciative of the work that the Charge D'Affairs has done on behalf of the St Petka Church in providing financial support as well as the gift of Bulgarian Books for the both the schoolchildren and adults.

Father Todor Popov opened the evening in prayer before we tucked into the delicious meal of grilled meats and salad followed by dessert.

Our very own Kitka dance groups provided entertainment and reminders of the our culture were there including the garland of flowers and the moving Върви, народе възродени was played. 

Four of our members received Awards from Mark Butler, Federal MP for their contribution to our community. They were:

  • Mimi Francesca

  • Ivan Nenov

  • Alicia Stefanoff

  • Sophie Stefanoff

It was a wonderful evening made possible by the volunteers who who worked hard to make this a resounding success.

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