On May 6 Bulgaria celebrates the Day of St. George (Gergyovden). On this day the Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Day of St. George the Victorious – martyr for the Christian faith, who died in 303 during the rule of Roman Emperor Diocletian.
May 6 is also a national holiday in Bulgaria and Day of Valor and the Bulgarian Army. By tradition on this day Bulgarian battle flags
By tradition on this day Bulgarian battle flags are sanctified with a ceremony and a military parade takes place in the capital Sofia. Today’s parade is special for the fact that for the fist time in many years it will include a substantial number of military technical equipment units.