196 years since the birth of Petko Rachov Slaveikov were celebrated today at the school of the same name in Dobrich. The memory of the patron saint reunited teachers, students and friends in the assembly hall of the school, festively decorated with thematic drawings of the little artists from the primary stage.
Grandfather Slaveykov, as even his contemporaries affectionately called him, was one of the most prominent Bulgarians during the Renaissance – poet, journalist, publicist, politician. A man who loved his family and homeland. A man who left behind wonderful poems and prose that inspired our celebration this year as well. Little Slaveykovci organized an impressive culinary exhibition and published a cookbook. We participated in quizzes, talks, competitions, interesting debates. We visited the house-museum in the town of Tryavna, the Ethnographic House, the historical museum in the EC “Old Dobrich”, the house-museum “Adriana Budevska”.
With lots of music, songs and dances, the younger students created a veritable extravaganza of beautiful moments in honor of the holiday. In the concerts for students from 1st to 6th grade, our undying respect for the work of our patron found expression. The talented Slaveykovci entertained everyone and filled them with a cheerful and smiling mood.
In the spirit of tradition and as a sign of appreciation and respect, the great students had prepared a solemn concert, combining Slaveykov’s speech with modern dimensions of the great ideas about the power of knowledge and love for the native.
“The longevity of a school is cause for celebration. But also – a reason to be proud of the consistent and dedicated love for children. For more than a century, our school has been building a well-deserved reputation as a center that provides quality education to young people and educates worthy citizens of Bulgaria. Thanks to the efforts of generations of teachers and students, traditions and innovation, a renaissance worship of knowledge and a desire to provide new horizons and opportunities are successfully combined here,” said the director of the school, Georgi Georgiev, in his congratulatory speech, and wished everyone still devoted to the path of spirituality.