Order of Civil Merit
The Order "for Civil Merit", along the Order "for Military Merit" and
the Order "Madara Rider" is the 3rd order in the hierarchy of Bulgarian
awarding system. It was reinstituted in 2004.
Date established: 2nd / 14th August 1891
Number of classes: Grand cross and six classes.
Being awarded for: to civil servants, clergymen, diplomats, foreign nationals and alike
as a token of gratitude on behalf of the nation and the Monarch.
Shape: Urdy cross with circular centre and oak branches in between the cross arms.
Ribbon: white, bordered with a green and crimson (or red) stripes on either sides.