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1926 First week in Feb Martha Root arrives in Bulgaria, the earliest documented visit to that country by a Bahá’í. [MR247]
  • She stays 12 days. [MR247]
  • Bahá’ís had passed through Bulgaria on their way to Turkey, but Martha Root’s visit is the first one documented.
Bulgaria Martha Root
1928 Louisa Mathew Gregory moves to Varna, the first Bahá’í to settle in Bulgaria. Varna; Bulgaria Louisa Mathew Gregory
1931 Apr Marion Jack arrives in Sofia, Bulgaria, to begin her pioneering service. Sofia; Bulgaria Marion Jack
1932 23 Nov George Adam Benke passes away in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Shoghi Effendi calls him the first European martyr. [LDG1:263; MC359]
  • For his obituary see BW5:416–18.
Sofia; Bulgaria George Adam Benke; Names and titles; Martyrs; Firsts, Other
1934 The first Local Spiritual Assembly of Sofia, Bulgaria, is elected. Sofia; Bulgaria LSA; Bulgaria
1954 25 Mar The passing of Marion Jack (General Jack) at her pioneer post in Sofia, Bulgaria at the age of 87. She had been at her post since 1931. [BWNS385; Never be Afraid to Dare p. 227]
  • Shoghi Effendi calls her ‘a shining example to pioneers of present and future generations of East and West’. [CF163]
  • For her obituary see BW12:674–7.
  • See also BFA2155; MC359.
  • For a photo of her gravestone see CBNOct1972p.10.
  • See Bahá'í Chronicles for a biography.
  • See also Marion Jack: Immortal Heroine by Jan Jasion
  • See CBNOctober1979 for tributes as well as a photo of her gravesite.
Sofia; Bulgaria Marion Jack; Pioneers; In memoriam; Births and deaths; Pioneers; BWNS
1990 The first Adam Benke Project is organized by the Bahá'í European Youth Council in Bulgaria.
  • The first semi-public talks and lectures in Bulgaria are given in restaurants, where people are invited to private meetings.
  • Eleven people become Bahá'ís.
Bulgaria European Bahai Youth Council; Youth; Firsts, Other Find ref
1990 11 Nov For the first time in 45 years, a Bahá'í meeting is held in a public building in Bulgaria. [BINS236:2] Bulgaria
1991 2 Jan The first local spiritual assembly in Bulgaria is formed in Plovdiv. [BINS239:2] Plovdiv; Bulgaria First Local Spiritual Assemblies
1991 25 – 27 Oct The first National Teaching Conference of Bulgaria is held in Plovdiv. [BINS258:2–3] Plovdiv; Bulgaria Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, National
1992 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Bulgaria is formed with its seat in Sofia. [CBN Jan92 p2, BINS270:1; BW92–3:119; VV121]
  • For picture see BINS279:9.
Sofia; Bulgaria NSA
1992 21 – 23 Aug The first National Summer School of Bulgaria is held in Stara Zagora, attended by 75 people. [BINS278:1–2] Stara Zagora; Bulgaria Summer schools; First summer and winter schools
1992 26 – 30 Dec The first National Bahá'í Winter School of Bulgaria is held in Lovech, attended by 130 Bahá'ís. [BINS286:1–2] Lovech; Bulgaria Winter schools; First summer and winter schools
1996 23 – 24 Mar The first National Women's Seminar of Bulgaria is held in Sofia, organized by the European Task Force for Women. [BINS365:8] Sofia; Bulgaria Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Women; Women; First conferences
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