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Unknown Mozart Piece to Sound in Salzburg

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.

Society | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 616

Bulgaria's Top Christmas Charity Event Fetches Record-High Revenues

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.

Society | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 692

Bulgaria Marks St. Stefan's Day

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.

Society | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

Bulgaria Launches Music Idol Talent Contest

Bulgaria's bTV channel will launch next year the show Music Idol, the European version of UK's Pop Idol. The show is a talent contest to find the best new young singer or "pop idol".

Society | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

Sofia Citizens Take Holiday Walks in Vitosha Foothills

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

Society | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 864

Hollywood Hottie Got Hooked on Gymnastics in Bulgaria

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.

Society | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 11194

Bulgaria Marks Father's Day

Bulgaria marks Father's Day on Tuesday, December 26. The holiday is celebrated on different dates throughout the world, but Bulgaria has chosen a date that coincides with the day of Orthodox saint Joseph.

Society | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Bulgaria's Patriarch Attends Christmas Mass After Hospital Stay

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

Society | December 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 893

US Teens Visit Bulgaria for a Different Christmas Experience

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

Society | December 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 992

Bulgarians Greet Christmas with Seven Lenten Dishes

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.

Society | December 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1188

Christmas Eve Mass Gathers Hundreds in Sofia

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

Society | December 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 801

Bulgaria's Oldest Folklore Ensemble Throws Spectacular Show

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

Society | December 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1234

Bulgarian Parents Hire Cheap Fake Santas for Christmas

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.

Society | December 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 783

Christmas Shopping Craze in Sofia

Sofia citizens have literally gone mad on Christmas shopping the last days before the holiday.

Society | December 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1006

Week in Advance

Saturday *** Starts the winter holiday for Bulgarian students ***

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 907

Bulgaria Awards Most Dignified Citizens of 2006

Bulgaria's highly circulated 24 daily newspaper gave out its annual awards "Most Dignified Bulgarian", in which readers have the first and final say. The awards were given to 69 people and institutions for their humane initiatives throughout the year.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 941

30-metre Balloon in Sofia Sky for Christmas

Sofia citizens will be surprised with a huge 30 meters balloon that will ascend in the sky above the city on the first day of Christmas.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 682

Puzzle Unveils Harry Potter's New Title

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Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4953

Alcohol "May Cut down Risk of Arthritis"

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol each day could protect against arthritis, according to a study of mice as quoted by BBC. In the study carried out by Swedish scientists, mice whose water contained 10% alcohol had a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 850

Forks&Corks: Bulgarian White Beans

The cooking of beans has turned into a ritual during the centuries. The spices that determine the flavor and taste of this dish are the mint, savory and chilly peppers.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Parthenon Undressed from Sculptures

Seven sculptures will be removed from Athens' remarkable Parthenon to protect them from the ravages of pollution. The sculptures will be replaced by facsimiles, a Greek restoration expert said on Thursday.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 949