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Christians in Bulgaria Celebrate Virgin Mary Assumption

Bulgarians join August 15 the Christian world - Orthodox and Catholic - in celebrating one of the major religious holidays, the Assumption of Virgin Mary. According to Christian tradition the body and soul of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was lifted

Society | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

Violin Genius Steps on Sofia's Walk of Fame

Vasko Vassilev, a violin virtuoso of universal calibre, became Tuesday the sixth Bulgarian to receive a star on the Walk of Fame in Sofia.

Society | August 15, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1026

Bulgaria Closes Exotic Jazz Fest

The attractive jazz festival in Bulgaria's Bansko has reached a spectacular end the past weekend, mixing jazz with exotic ethno sounds. African-American voice Sydney Ellis was the most celebrated star in Sunday night's closing gala, organizers said.

Society | August 14, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

Bulgarian Theatre Hearth under Renovation

The national theatre "Ivan Vazov" can be seen in a new "dress" now, after scaffolding was propped up to open thorough renovation works.

Society | August 13, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 890

Bulgaria Sings, Dances in Rhodopes' Bosom

Bulgarian folklore singers, dancers and musicians gathered Saturday to show the best of their skills and mastership at the traditional Rozhen fair.

Society | August 12, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953

Violin Genius Steps on Sofia's Walk of Fame

Vasko Vassilev, a violin virtuoso of universal calibre, will soon become the sixth Bulgarian to receive a star on the Walk of Fame in Sofia.

Society | August 11, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 934

Forks&Corks: Grilled Zucchini, Lemon Butter Paste

Ingredients: 8 medium zucchini (about 2 1/2 pounds), trimmed, halved lengthwise

Society | August 11, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Science: Waterproof Rice Invented

Scientists said they hav identified a gene that will allow rice plants to survive being completely submerged in water for up to two weeks. The findings, made by a team from the University of California, Davis, US, and the International Rice Research Inst

Society | August 11, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Music to Hit Sofia's Open Air

Three of Bulgaria's most popular pop performers will be sharing a state Saturday, when a local radio station will throw a party in Sofia. Radio N-Joy has brought together rapper Spens, former D-2 vocalist Dicho and Grafa, Bulgaria's "prince of ballads.

Society | August 10, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

German Institute: Beware Hepatitis A in Bulgaria!

A German institute has recommended to those who plan to visit Bulgaria to get a Hepatitis A vaccination, Deutsche Welle reported. It is possible that people get infected with the virus by eating food, which has not passed through enough heat treatment, e

Society | August 10, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Bulgarians on Protest against Life-Saving Drugs Scrap

Patients suffering of renal disorder have lodged a protest declaration in the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The document was submitted during an organised demonstration against the changes in the new policy of NHIF affecting

Society | August 10, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Bulgaria Drafts Thracia Encyclopaedia

A special initiative body will launch the drafting of an encyclopaedia on Thracia - telling its ancient and modern history. Encyclopaedia Thracia will dwell on various aspects of culture and history focusing on the key geo-strategic and economic role of

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 796

Dead Fish Cast Ashore in Bulgaria

Half-dead fish have been cast ashore to the north of Bulgarian Black Sea coastal city of Varna. What lead to the death of a large number of fish was oxygen deficiency, according to the Regional veterinarian medical department in Varna.

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

Bulgaria Fails to Raise Interest for Fear Factory

Industrial metal legends Fear Factory have sold only 277 tickets in Bulgaria, and the planned concert had to be called off. Organizers at New Music Agency had put out 3,000 passes for sale, and the show was due on August 11.

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1477

Furthest Lighthouse of Bulgaria Marks 150Y on Guard

Bulgaria's furthest east lighthouse is celebrating 150 years on guard this week.

Society | August 9, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

Bulgarian Mom of 3 Crowned Super Model of the World

Bulgarian woman, mother of three, won the title Super model of the world, in the beauty contest Mrs. United Nations that took place in USA several days ago.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 36827

Bulgaria Exposes Rare Double-Edged Sword

A rare sword from the Antiquity or Middle Ages has been unearthed by Bulgaria's Kaliakra, media reported Tuesday. Archeologists have said that two tombs were also found at the site, a dwarf buried in one of those.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 856

Mariah Carey Producer Drops a Set in Bulgaria

David Morales, a famous DJ and music producer who has worked for Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and the Spice Girls, is heading for Bulgaria. Morales will drop a DJ set in seaside Varna on August 19.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1337

Foreign Guide: Bulgaria - Romantic, Dynamic Country

A foreign guide, promoting Bulgaria as a romantic and dynamic country on its way to EU, has been published in English and German.

Society | August 8, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

Cuban Latino Star Hits the Road to Bansko

Latino star Raul Paz, born in Cuba, landed in Sofia in a cap and glasses-on manner more appropriate to a tourist than to a celebrity as he is.

Society | August 7, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Thracian "Sacred Field" Brings New Surprise to Bulgaria

A field in central Bulgaria believed to be a Thracian hotspot for bringing gifts for the gods has delighted archeologists once again. A gold plate, silver and bronze ritual knives, and two fine silver vessels are among the latest findings at the site nea

Society | August 7, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138