Article published in:Transforming National Holidays: Identity discourse in the West and South Slavic countries, 1985-2010
Edited by Ljiljana Šarić, Karen Gammelgaard and Kjetil Rå Hauge
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 47] 2012
► pp. 57–79
Chapter 2. The quest for a proper Bulgarian national holiday
When the former Bulgarian national holiday of 3 March was reinstated in 1990, opinion was divided as to whether 3 March was a good choice. This chapter examines the discussion that followed in Bulgarian media. The argumentation for the other candidates for national holiday status is shown to mostly concern the degree of active Bulgarian participation in the historical events that the days commemorate, and to a somewhat lesser degree also to concern how the days are celebrated.
Keywords: argumentation, Bulgaria, Bulgarian independence, Bulgarian liberation, Bulgarian unification, logical fallacy, reductio ad absurdum, semantic roles, St. Cyril, St. Methodius
Published online: 19 December 2012