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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:Outdoor photograph of men in military uniforms standing in formation. Some of them are holding flags. There is one man in an Orthodox liturgical vestment, standing on an elevated platform along with a man wearing a military uniform with insignia of honour.
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: 135mm 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.: C II 760-4
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova