The "Silver" and "Turnovo Constitutions" are both to be displayed from 3rd to 8th of May

Thursday, 25 April 2019
Posted by: Stefan Minchev

The 2 constitutions will be exhibited in Burgas's Culture Centre "Sea Casino" with no admission fee. These 2 priceless documents will be part of a bigger exhibition, dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the "Turnovo" Constitution, which is taking place today.

On the 3rd of May, the 2 relics will be welcomed in Burgas, accompanied by the military.

Information regarding the 2 constitutions:

On the 16th of April 1879, an assembly of Bulgarian representatives took place in the capital of Bulgaria in order to accept the "Turnovo constitution". It is our first basic law, meant to revive Bulgaria's search for a new political life after the five-century long yoke, paving the way for a modern European statehood. The "Turnovo Constitution" is written by Bulgarian intellectuals, who fought for the liberation of their homeland, alongside lawyers and other Bulgarians who had received their higher education in prestigious universities from abroad.

With the changes to the basic law, which had passed on July 9th, 1911, the "Silver Constitution" was issued, which derived its name from the fact that its cover was made from primarily silver and gold. In the constitution you will find amendments, aimed at extending the rights of the government and the head of state, who officially receives the title "Tsar of the Bulgarians" as an expression of the desire for national unity.

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