the skinflint philosopher

Attempting to thrift our way to a better life, with a toddler in tow!

One hundred and forty years


Today, a mere few days after Holocaust memorial day, comes a memorial of a different kind. January 29th marks 140 years of the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire in 1878, although Bulgaria did not gain it’s independence until 1908. The start of this serious level of resistance in Bulgaria began following the ‘April Uprising’ in 1876, the consequences of which led to an estimated thirty thousand Bulgarians being massacred by Ottoman troops, and their villages torched. While this number for some may pale into insignificance compared to the millions of deaths that January 27th commemorates, it is worth remembering as always, that where people strive to control, dominate, or persecute others, there are always victims and the generations that must come afterwards with an inherited identity and emotional awareness of their own personal, ethnic and national histories.




Author: Theskinflintphilosopher

Call me thrifty, prudent, tight or even a miser, but squirreling money away is definitely my thing. The ins and outs of how saving money became a lifestyle, in order to work towards a specific lifestyle change. Follow me on that journey and learn to look at life in a different way.

2 thoughts on “One hundred and forty years

  1. Looks like loads more people than I was expecting, from reports of the exodus from Bulgaria! And well done all those who dressed up, as you can imagine I am a huge fan of all costume occasions. Were you in full rig, or no? And Tiddler?

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    • There were various groups there from all over Bulgaria doing a re-enactment of the events, the resistance, and then the storming in of the Russian army to help the Bulgarians…. complete with gunshots and firebrands and horses. A cast of thousands! They are going round doing it in different locations over the next few weeks as different parts of Bulgaria achieved liberation at different times I think.


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