Festival Photo – Army Day Helmet

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Army Day Helmet

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The Day of the Bulgarian Army which is also Saint George’s Day is on May 6th.

The Bulgarian Armed forces parade in the Square outside the old Royal Palace and then march down the famous yellow road towards the Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral Church.

Though it’s a parade of military might it’s a pretty lighthearted occasion.

Once the parade is over the soldiers mingle with the civilian population and pose for group and family photos.

Now that Bulgaria is a member of the European Union and NATO there are many foreign forces at the parade.

Here a young woman has borrowed a helmet from a friendly Italian officer and is enjoying herself in the international atmosphere.

If you want to use this photo of a girl wearing an Italian helmet, go to Alamy.

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