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Sofia, Bulgaria: Lukov March, February 18th
Lukovmarch is an annual torchlight procession, organized by Bulgarian National Union in honorable memory of general Hristo Lukov. General Lukov was a WWI hero, minister of war in Tsardom of Bulgaria (1935 – 1938) and later, leader of the strongest nationalist organization at that time – Union of Bulgarian National Legions. He was cowardly murdered by communist terrorist group – shot in the back in front of his 9-year-old daughter on the 13th of February 1943.
Lukovmarch started in 2003 as a small local event with only 15 people. At that time, the memory of gen. Lukov was almost completely wiped out, after decades of communist efforts. Back then he was known only by few people, interested in history and by the few, very old members of his organization, who survived the communist concentration camps. The first Lukovmarch was organized after the story…
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