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Today’s Observances: December 22

The Orthodox Church marks the feast day of Great Martyr Anastasia the Roman.
– Border Police Day.
On this date in Bulgarian history:
1887: Bulgaria’s first Border Guard Act is gazetted.
1901: Stoyan Danev forms 23rd Government of Principality of Bulgaria (in office until November 2, 1902).
1947: A People’s Youth Union is set up.
1954: Diplomatic relations established with India at legation level (promoted to embassy level on March 26, 1961).
1990: 7th Grand National Assembly adopts resolution expressing Bulgaria’s desire to join European Communities and proposing to executive to take steps to this end.