Today we live in a global village in which the common language is English, so some of us prefer to use it even in an everyday life. In my opinion, we have to talk in both of them in order to be the citizens of the world and proud inhabitants of our own country. If we do not value our language and do not use it properly, we can lose our cultural identity. I think that my personal cultural heritage is my language – the Bulgarian language.
It has a very ancient history. For this reason, many languages have their influence on it. The most important are the language of the Thracians who inherited our lands, the common Proto-Slavic language, which was typical for all old Slavs, the Proto-Bulgarian language, the Old Bulgarian language, the Greek language, the Turkish language, the Russian language, the English language, which is common for our modern society. The fact that it is a combination and variety of them makes it richer and the speech is more colourful.
The Old Bulgarian language is different from the Proto-Bulgarian language because the second one is spoken by our ancestors from the Old Great Bulgaria. This country is the place from where the founder of Bulgaria, khan Asparuh, started his journey. The old Bulgarian language is believed to be the first literary Slavic language. Moreover, when it comes to history, there has been many centers for culture in Bulgaria since ninth century. There are a lot of old books which are very important for us because they represent the Bulgarian literature from the beginning until now.
Why is this cultural treasure important to you?
The Bulgarian language is important to me, because I use it daily in my speech.
How is youth connected to your cultural treasure?
The people use the Bulgarian language to express themselves.
Is the cultural treasure you want to share typically only in your country?
The Bulgarian language is spoken mostly in Bulgaria, as well as by people who are interested in it or need it for their work.
How to preserve and pass on cultural heritage to younger generations?
To pass on our cultural heritage to the younger generation, we must not forget our roots and always emphasize our customs.
What is the way to give our knowledge to younger generations (educational system, youth festivals and holidays)?
The way to pass on our knowledge to the young generation is to organize various initiatives that, in a fun and interesting way, intrigue young people to their cultural heritage.
Защо това културно съкровище е важно за вас?
Българският език е важен за мен, тъй като го използвам ежедневно в речта си.
Как младежта е свързана с вашето културно богатство?
Младите хора използват българския език, за да се изразяват.
Дали културното съкровище, което искате да споделите, е типично само за вашата страна?
Българският език се говори най-вече в България, както и от хора, които са заинтересовани от него или им е необходим за тяхната работа.
Как да съхраним и предадем културното наследство на по-младите поколения?
За да предадем своето културно наследство на младото поколение, ние трябва да не забравяме корените си и винаги да наблягаме на своите обичаи.
Какъв е начинът да предадем знанията си на по-младите поколения (образователна система, младежки фестивали и празници)?
Начинът да предадем своите знания на младото поколение е да организираме най-различни инициативи, които по забавен и интересен начин да заинтригуват младите към тяхното културно наследство.
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