Society

Prom Season Opens in Sofia

Bulgarian high-school graduates are prepping for their proms and Sofia has already started to witness the loud party processions.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1321

Bulgaria's Theatres Dwindling

For the past six years the theatres in Bulgaria have diminished by 10, and are now 75, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) says. In 2005 about a million and a half Bulgarians have seen a theatrical performance, which is close to half a million less t

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Bulgaria's Gabrovo Hosts Humour Fest

Bulgaria's central city of Gabrovo opened Saturday the European days of humour, part of the international humour fest.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

"Twin" of Bulgarian Tatul Sanctuary Found in Syria

The sanctuary located in the Bulgarian village of Tatul has an almost identical analog in Syria. The founder of the Tatul sanctuary professor Nikolay Ovcharov broke the news upon his return from an expedition in Syria and Jordan.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

Bulgarians Among Europe's Fattest People

Bulgaria is occupying the 5th place in Europe's obese ranking. Bulgaria is participating in the European program for obesity prevention and treatment, docent Svetoslav Handzhiev, chair of the Bulgarian association for obese research, announced in Albena,

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Sweet Milka Land Reveals Chocolate Secrets in Sofia

The unique exposition Milka Land, showing the Alpine world of the chocolate production, welcomed its first Bulgarian guests on Friday. The exposition was inaugurated by Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov and Kraft Foods Bulgaria Managing Director Christoph Weini

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1967

Busta Rhymes Drops the Big Bang in Sofia June 20

Busta Rhymes, set to become the biggest hip-hop megastar with a live show in Bulgaria, will stage his concert in the capital on June 20, organizers announced.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1615

Last Human Genome Revealed

The sequence of the last chromosome in the human genome has been identified to wrap up the Human Genome Project. Chromosome one is the largest of the human chromosomes, containing about 8% of our genome.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 634

Forks&Corks: Grilled Oysters

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Health: Movies Therapy

The healing power of films has been winning more and more supporters around Europe.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 34909

Bulgaria Misses Eurovision Final Yet Again

Charming brunette Mariana Popova from Bulgaria failed to qualify for the Eurovision final to take place Saturday.

Society | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2528

Cellphone Helps Detecting Love Pair

For mobile users struggling to know if they have found new love, a Cellphone Love Detector has been invented.

Society | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Shao-Lin Monks to Cast Spell on Sofia

Some twenty monks from the world-famous Chinese Shao-Lin monastery will dance and show off mastership in the heart of Sofia.

Society | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 642

Nokia-Inspired Fashion Sold For Charity

Three gowns created in Bulgaria to celebrate Nokia's L'Amour series have sold for EUR 2,100. The money will be granted to a children medical and social care center in Pernik, south of Sofia, organizes of the tender announced.

Society | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Paco Pena's "A Compas" Brings Flamenco Rhythm to Sofia

The latest offering from flamenco supremo Paco Pena, "A Compas", filled with tenderness and passion the National Palace of Culture in Sofia Wednesday evening. The concert took place within the framework of the European Music Festival and marked the anniv

Society | May 18, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Bulgaria's HIV Number Grows to 605

Bulgaria's HIV-positive patients on record were 605 in February, an official report has shown. The fatal disease has been spreading mostly among men, younger people and residents of larger cities.

Society | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Sofia Singing of Bocelli with Bulgarian Soprano

Bulgaria's soprano Tsvetelina Maldzhanska will line up angel-voiced Andrea Bocelli in his concert on May 21, confirming earlier rumours about her appearance on stage.

Society | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Bulgarian Museums Open Doors Free of Charge

More than 30 museums in Bulgaria will meet visitors free of charge on May 18, the International Museum Day. In some places history lovers will be offered to see brand new exhibitions, Rumyan Ganchev, from the National Centre on Museums, Galleries and Art

Society | May 17, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Berbatov Crowned Bulgaria's Most Stylish

Football star Dimitar Berbatov was named Bulgaria's Most Stylish Man in a traditional ceremony on Monday night. The blue-eyed charmer, who moved from the Bundesliga to London just recently, was nominated for the award together with pop veteran Orlin Gora

Society | May 16, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2137

Bananas in Danger of Extinction

Much love banana fruit is threatened with extinction, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned. It says wild banana species are rapidly going extinct as Indian forests are destroyed, while many traditional farmers' varieties are also disapp

Society | May 15, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

Sofia Prima Provokes with Mozart? Spectacle

Fantasy, madness, grotesque, beauty and horror mingle in the latest spectacle of the former Sofia ballet prima donna Masha Ilieva, unveiling the wanderings of the mind of a genius. "Mozart?" is the provocative name of the performance, inspired by the 250t

Society | May 14, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 921