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Northern Bulgaria Sweats Out Warmest Jan 10 Ever

People in Northern Bulgaria experienced their warmest January 10 on record this year. The mild weather that has been sweeping Bulgaria for weeks already reached a peak in the town of Vidin, where the mercury zoomed up to the record-high 18,2 C.

Society | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 792

New Year's Well-Wishers Visit Sofia's History Museum

A team of traditional well-wishers, known in Bulgaria as sourvakari, visited the National History Museum in Sofia on Wednesday. The sourvakari ritual is usually performed in the days around Christmas and New Year's Eve and it is supposed to bring good lu

Society | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 854

Da Vinci Goes 3D Exhibited in Sofia

Reproductions and 3D scale models of Leonardo da Vinci's pictures come to Bulgaria and will be exhibited in Sofia on Thursday.

Society | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 864

Thousands of Bulgarians Party on St. John's Day

The Orthodox Church in Bulgaria honours on January 7 Saint John the Baptist, who baptized Jesus.

Society | January 7, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1240

Bulgarian Bishop Blesses Fontana di Trevi in Rome

Bulgarian bishop Tihon, who is head of the Orthodox church for Western Europe, blessed the waters of the famous Fontana di Trevi in Rome. January 6 is celebrated each year as Epiphany day when John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the river of Jordan and th

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1307

The Guinness Go-to Guy Eyes New Record in Bulgaria

Ashrita Furman, holder of the most records in the Guinness World Records, is bracing up to add one more entry to his list of extraordinary feats. This he plans to do at Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

Russia Meets Christmas Eve

Religious services will begin in Russia's Orthodox churches late at night on the eve of Christmas traditionally celebrated in Russia on January 7. In his address to the believers, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia congratulated all Orthodox Rus

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1321

Bulgarians Ice-Dive on Jordan's Day

Rivers and lakes all over Bulgaria saw divers jumping into their waters this Saturday in commemoration of St Jordan's Day. The main ritual during the festival is throwing a cross into a river or a lake for men to dive for it.

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgarians Celebrate EU Entry with Free Theatres, Movies

The Culture Ministry has announced Days of open doors in January to mark the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union. The initiative comes ahead of the Day of Bulgarian Cinema celebrated on January 13.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1058

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients Truffle base: 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, 9 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped, divided

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

Bulgarians Stuck to Healthy Foods

Bulgarians are getting more and more used to consuming healthy foods, according to the Union of Food Traders. Consumers in the newest EU member have largely scrapped the traditional white bread, moving to dietetic and low-calorie loafs.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 809

Mild Winter Keeps Bears in Bulgaria Wide-Awake

Five inhabitants at the bears' Belitsa reserve in Bulgaria welcomed the new year awake due to the mild weather and lack of snow.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1218

Bulgarians Pay Tribute to Sofia Liberators

Bulgarians dressed in old-time costumes stood on sentinel at some of the monuments in Sofia erected in gratitude to Russian liberating army, which set the city free of Ottoman yoke. Ruski pametnik was the first monument built in Sofia after the liberatio

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

2007 Predicted to be Warmest on Record

The world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007, the UK's Met Office has forecast, as cited by BBC.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 934

Sofia's French High School Opens Exhibition

Students from the French Language School Alphonse de Lamartine in Sofia will open an independent exhibition at the DEBUT gallery in Bulgaria's capital.

Society | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgaria's Baby 2007 Revealed

Denitsa Nikolaeva is the name of Bulgaria's Baby 2007. The young lady took her first breath on January 1 in the town of Kyustendil, South-western Bulgaria, just like last year's winner in the contest.

Society | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Bulgaria Displays to EU Unique Thracian Treasures

The Thracian treasures of Bulgaria will be offered for display at the European Parliament within an exhibition under the title "The Grandeur of Bulgaria". The exhibition will open January 8 and will run until January 12 under the auspices of the ALDE par

Society | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 917

Kate Moss Weds Pete Doherty "Secretly"

Model Kate Moss and her boyfriend, rocker Pete Doherty got married "secretly" in a Thailand in a Buddhist ceremony.

Society | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2300

Weather in Bulgaria Unusually Warm

The weather in Bulgaria is unusually warm for the season, yet meteorologists promise there will be snow by the end of the week.

Society | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195

Mercury in Bulgaria almost Sets World Record

Only about a degree prevented Bulgaria from setting a world temperature record on the first day of its EU membership.

Society | January 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1583

Bulgaria's Bishops Read New Year Prayer

Bishops of Bulgaria's Holy Synod held Monday a mass at the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral to read a prayer for the New Year.

Society | January 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762