On the first day of the New Year Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Vassilij the Great, who lived around 330-379.
Bulgaria's Spiderman, Ivan Kristoff, rode a balloon to flag out the three-colours of the country to hail the coming New Year. The special initiative was organized by Sofia Municipality as a present to the capital city bracing for all-night festivities.
Bulgarians have taken advantage of the warm and sunny weather to relax ahead of celebrating the entry into the European Union. The last weekend of Bulgaria outside the bloc was preferred by some to take on one of a number of ice rinks in Sofia.
Women exercising by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, according to a latest study. The research conducted on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than p
The world famous band INXS will come to Bulgaria for a live concert on May 31, 2007. INXS are invited to entertain Bulgarian audience by the mobile operator vivatel, Balkan Entertainment and Rock and More Sofia.
A piece, attributed to the young Mozart will be performed for the first time ever in his native town of Salzburg on Friday. Previously unknown, the piece was discovered by the Austrian archive in a book they recently acquired.
The record-high sum of BGN 2, 219, 921 was gathered by the major charity initiative "The Bulgarian Christmas", held under the patronage of president Georgi Parvanov.
Bulgaria celebrated Wednesday the day of Saint Stefan, one of the saints, whose name is among the most common in the country. Translated the name means "a wreath", and is considered to bring the closure to the old year.
Discouraged by the poor skiing conditions, many Sofia citizens decided to visit the Vitosha Mountain nevertheless, but only to take a walk. Tuesday was the last official free day of the Christmas holidays and parents chose to spend it with their children
Hollywood macho Antonio Sabato Jr. who is in Bulgaria to shoot a horror movie, got hooked on gymnastics while in the country and now trains daily in a local gym.
Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim attended church on Christmas Day for the first time since his release from hospital. The Patriarch wasn't fit to lead the service, however, and the mass was led by Nikolay, Bishop of Znepol
Teenagers from the US visited Bulgaria's village of Telish for the holidays, where they got a taste of the local Christmas customs. The fifteen youngsters, all part of the Many Faces, One People multicultural training program, travel to a different count
Many rules, passed on from generations, regulate the preparation of the Christmas Eve dinner in Bulgaria and the main one concerns the number and type of dishes that have to be on the table.
Hundreds of Sofia citizens gathered in the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, where Bishop Joseph, Bulgaria's bishop for the US, Canada and Australia led a mass in the absence of the country's Patriarch Maxim. Maxim, who was just released from a long stay in ho
Bulgaria's biggest folklore ensemble Rosna Kitka made the audience in the National Palace of Culture rise on its feet Saturday night after their traditional Christmas show. The concert is part of the Christmas and New Year holiday program in NPC, which s
Sofia parents can hire an actor to play Santa Claus for their child in the Christmas Eve for less than BGN 80 (EUR 40). The only problem is only two firms offer the service.
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