Society

Sofia Sees Race to the Altar

Sofia citizens are keener to tie the knot in the first months after the sweltering summer heat and vacations are over, statistics show. The peak of the wedding feast comes in September, when an average of 700-800 couples head for the altar.

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 688

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Honours Folklore Fest

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov met Tuesday the participants in Sofia's international folklore fest "Vitosha 2006". The minister said that he was happy to see the festival grow during its ten years and that the number of audience they had gat

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Missis Globe 2006 to Glow with Bulgarian Diamond Dresses

Finalists in the Missis Globe 2006 beauty race will shine in "Fashion and Diamonds," the latest collection by young Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova, media said Tuesday. The pageant, which takes place this weekend in California, will have Ivana Sken

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2996

Stamp Commemorates Bulgarian Prima Ghena Dimitrova

Bulgaria emitted new postage stamps, featuring Bulgaria's opera prima Ghena Dimitrova. The idea belongs to Hristina Anguelakova, chairman of the "National Opera and Ballet" foundation, on the occasion of her 65th birth anniversary.

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Bulgarian-Spanish Hip-Hop Hits the Screen

A Bulgarian-Spanish track that has emerged as the hottest hip-hop hit in Bulgaria this summer will have its video premiere this week. "Double Filtered" by Upsurt and Spanish rap star Mala Rodriguez will be shown for the first time on Wednesday.

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Church Slams Bulgarian TV Ad

The advertisement for Bulgaria's third season of Big Brother appeared Tuesday to have maddened the Orthodox Church. According to a statement by the Varna and Velikopreslav metropolitan, the video was "an obvious and arrogant promotion of sins," media sai

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

France Decorates Colombia's Latin Rock Wonder Juanes

After he became the first person to hold a concert before the European Parliament and was called the greatest envoy of his native Colombia, Latin rock star Juanes will also be decorated with the highest French artistic honor.

Society | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6420

Pieces of Bulgarian Arts "Father" on Display

Some of the most emblematic canvasses of Ivan Murkvichka (1856-1938) form part of a major exhibition to mark 150 years since his birth.

Society | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

World's Ballet Elite Back to Bulgaria's Black Sea

The oldest in the world international ballet competition in Varna has met its 2006 contestants under romantically ivy-dressed arches.

Society | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2283

Skid Row Legend Shakes up Bulgarian Coast

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has thrilled thousands of fans at a free concert in the Black Sea coast town of Kavarna.

Society | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1882

Youth of Bulgaria Takes Care of Culture Riches

Bulgarian schoolchildren and students have committed to gather litter and revive the beauty of two of Bulgaria's oldest capitals - Pliska and Preslav.

Society | July 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 531

Brunei Sultan Anniversary Brings in Asia's Elite

More than 10,000 guests have flocked at a lavish anniversary banquet for the Sultan of Brunei, one of the world's richest men. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who turns 60 on Saturday, has been absolute ruler of the oil-rich Asian state for nearly four decades.

Society | July 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 893

Bulgarian Singers Urge Drivers to Slow Down

Bulgarian rock legends Signal and several other bands gathered in Sofia on Friday to remind drivers of all the lives that are at stake when they step on the gas pedal. The concert, that is under the slogan "Slow down, life has a price", is a joint venue

Society | July 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Sofia Amphitheatre Rivals Rome's Colliseum

The largest on the Balkans area amphitheatre has revealed more of its ruins in the heart of Sofia. The ancient amphitheatre, which had entertained the ancient city of Serdika in the end of 3rd and the beginning of 4th century B.

Society | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2986

Science: Pandas Given World Heritage Status

A mountain sanctuary in China which is home to about a third of the world's giant panda population has been designated a World Heritage site, BBC informed. The region in Sichuan province, with an area of more than 9,000 sq km can now qualify for aid to h

Society | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

Fashion: Swimwear to Flatter Your Figure

Short Legs: Choose a high-cut bottom that will visually lengthen your thighs.

Society | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1651

Forks and Corks: Banana Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour

Society | July 14, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786

Bulgaria's South Dives in Ethno Jazz

An international ethno jazz festival will unfold next week in Bulgaria's Smolyan, a town in the country's far south. Starting on July 18, the open-air July Jazz Smolyan will bring to the stage Bulgarian genius Ialdaz Ibrahimova, Hilda Kazasyan, Ya-Ya, an

Society | July 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1143

W.A.S.P. Scraps Bulgaria Gig

American heavy metal band W.A.

Society | July 13, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

New Lingerie Deluxe Steps in Sofia

Sofia's vain ladies and their loved ones have a new shopping hot spot available, as of Wednesday. The Women's Secret lingerie company opened their first boutique in the Bulgarian capital with a seducing fashion show.

Society | July 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1236

Bulgaria Prepares Rocking Beach Party

Bulgaria's Metropolis DJ movement are organizing a major electronic and rock fest at the seaside this month, they announced Wednesday. Viva Beach Party will bring bands and DJs from the world music elite, to entertain music maniacs together with outstand

Society | July 12, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858