Immovable Cultural Heritage

"St. Cyril and St. Methodius" High School

The school was founded by Nayden Gerov on September 1, 1850 and is the first to be named after the Slavic Equality Sts Kiril and Methodius. This school was celebrated on May 11, 1851, and it was the beginning of the national tradition of celebrating the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and the Slavonic writing. In 1868 the school received the official status of a high school and a new building - the still-preserved "yellow school" in Old Plovdiv. Among the students of Nayden Gerov are Vasil Levski, Lyuben Karavelov, Todor Kableshkov and many other participants in the April Uprising, the Liberation War, the Unification, and in the wars of the early 20th century. Personally, Prince Alexander I Battenberg attended the opening of the new building of the high school on October 20, 1885, which still exists today. During this period, the school gives Bulgaria six presidents, Ivan Vazov, Peyo Yavorov, Pencho Slaveykov and Dimcho Debelyanov. In the second half of the 20th century the high school received the name "Dimitar Blagoev", and from 1996 the first name "St. St. Cyril and Methodius".
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