Freemasonry is a dedicatory society that has an unspecified origin. Various branches of this society today exist in various forms worldwide, with a membership of approximately 5 million people, of which about 480,000 in England, Scotland and Ireland and less than 2,000,000 in the United States. Various Freemasonic organizations share moral and metaphysical notions that include, most often, institutionalized belief in the Supreme Being.
Read more about the history of Freemasonry in the World.
The radical change in the social and political situation in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s is also the reason for the restoration of the organized Freemasonry Movement in Bulgaria after fifty years of interruption. Due to the discontinuation of the historical existence of the Great Lodge of Bulgaria, which worked until January 23, 1941, the process of entering the Brotherhood into the public life of the country is rather chaotic and fragmented. During this period in Bulgaria, separate craft lodges with a patent from different European Great Lodges operate in Bulgaria, such as the Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia, the Grand Lodge of the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Germany, the Swiss Grand Lodge Alpina and the Grand Orient of France.
Read more about the history of Freemasonry in Bulgaria.
1 On this day, the Law for the Protection of the Nation, promulgated in the Official Gazette 16, was in fact promulgated, which effectively prohibited the existence of Masonic Lodges and other similar organizations – Rotary clubs, Theosophical societies, etc.