"On September 22, 1908 in Veliko Tarnovo, a manifesto, Prince Ferdinand declared Bulgaria's independence. With this act virtually rejected last vassal relations with the Ottoman Empire. Principality of Bulgaria became an independent state headed by Crown King Ferdinand. Porte (Turkey ), and then the Great powers recognized officially Bulgarian independence. it was declared an official holiday by the National Assembly on September 10, 1998 for a long time the importance of this event in recent history not assessed, but on that date in 1908 Bulgaria - one of the oldest countries in Europe again appeared on the world map after five centuries of Ottoman domination. "