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St. George's Day Military Parade

St. George's Day Military Parade, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National LibraryenlargeSt. George's Day Military Parade, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library


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Object:St. George's Day Military Parade
Description:There are three groups of people in the picture, following each other in a parade: A group of men wearing Orthodox priests' vestments at the left margin of the image. Behind them, in the centre of the image, there is a group of three men in military uniforms. One of them is wearing a helmet, while the other two are holding their hats in their hands. The third group is a line of people at the right margin of the image. There are women in urban clothes and men in military uniforms.
Comment:King Boris III, Bulgarian officers and priests at a military tattoo. St. George's Day (23 April in the Julian calendar, which corresponds to 6 May in the Gregorian calendar) is the day of the Bulgarian Army, made official by a decree of Knyaz Alexander of Bulgaria on 9 January 1880. Parades are organized in the capital Sofia to present the best of the army's equipment and manpower.
Creator:Karastoyanov, Bozhidar Dimitrov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 134mm x 185mm
Image: 117mm x 168mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
770 Religious Beliefs > 771 General Character of Religion
770 Religious Beliefs > 778 Sacred Objects and Places
780 Religious Practices > 782 Propitiation
780 Religious Practices > 788 Ritual
640 State
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: С ІІ 756-1
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova