Day of the Liberation

Day of Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule is a national holiday of Bulgaria . It is celebrated each year on March 3 to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of San Stefano on that date ( February 19 old style) in 1878 From 1396 to 1878 Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire. As a result of the victory of Russia in the Russo – Turkish War of 1877-1878, the country gained independence .