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"Petrova niva"

"Petrova niva"

"Petrova Niva" is a historical place in Strandzha Mountain, near the Bulgarian-Turkish border. It has great significance for Bulgarian history and especially for the struggles of the Bulgarians from Thrace and Macedonia for liberation from Ottoman rule.
The place gets its name from the chapel "St. Petka", which is located there. The chapel was built in 1856, but it was destroyed during the Second Balkan War in 1913. It was later rebuilt.
"Petrova Niva" became a symbol of the Bulgarians' struggle for freedom with the holding of the Congress of the Odrin Revolutionary District of the Internal Macedonian-Odrinian Revolutionary Organization in 1903. The decision to participate in the Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising was taken at this congress. The uprising broke out on 6 August 1903 and was directed against the Ottoman Empire.
Today, the site has been turned into a national monument and celebrations are held every year on Ilinden (20 July). There is a large monument built in honour of those who died in the uprising.

Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev | Location: N: 42.061272, E: 27.530367
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