Society

Sofia Reopens Landmark Fountains

Sofia's renovated fountains in front of the National Palace of Culture will be inaugurated this week, hoping to bring old-days charm back to the popular meeting spot. The water complex had run dry in 1992.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Clean Sofia Campaign Kicks Off on World Environment Day

Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov and the chair of the capital's municipal council Vladimir Kissiov gave a start to the "My Hope for Clean Sofia" campaign. The launch of the ecologic campaign coincided with the World Environment Day.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

Bulgarians in Pursuit of Serbian Lotto Jackpot

Bulgarians, Romanians, Macedonians and Greeks are travelling to Serbia to try their luck for the EUR 2 M lottery jackpot. The pursuit is becoming even more heated as fatalists are also joining it as the jackpot will be drawn on June 6, 2006.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1374

Bulgaria Marks World Environment Day

Bulgaria will join world celebrations of the Environment Day - June 5. Special ecological games for endangered species will be held in Sofia for the children.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

280 000 Bulgarian Couples Sterile

Medics at an international conference in Varna have announced that 280 000 Bulgarian families were unable to have children, media reported Sunday. The forum brought together 120 scientists, 35 of them foreign guests.

Society | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

Bulgaria Shows First Cosmonaut's Suit

Bulgarians will soon be able to see with their own eyes the space suit of Georgi Ivanov, the country's first man who went in outer space. That will be the main exhibit in a show that opens in Sofia next week, retelling the history of Bulgarian achievemen

Society | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1137

Bulgaria Crowns Rose Queen, 17

A 17-year-old charmer has become Bulgaria's new Rose Queen, celebrating a local festival dedicated to the fragrant flower. Radosveta Dragieva shone brightest among 19 gals who were competing for the popular title.

Society | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 734

Bulgarians Gulp Four Tons of Honey

An incredible amount of more than four tons of honey was eaten up by Sofia's people on Saturday, in what was an aim at a Guinness record. Visitors to the large South Park were welcomed with jars of the healthy sweetness, a SNA reporter said.

Society | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1704

Cars Bring Retro Charm to Sofia

Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Jaguar, Maserati, Opel, Buick and several more were the producers that were featured Saturday in a Sofia parade of retro vehicles. Owners of the old but classy machines drove them to the square in front of the Alexander Nevski Cath

Society | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

Bulgaria Builds "Walk of Rock"

Ronnie James Dio, Deep Purple's Ian Gillen and many more from world rock are set to become a inseparable part of Bulgaria's Black Sea attractiveness. Statues of the rock legends who have performed there will rise in a local "Walk of Rock," media said.

Society | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1489

Egyptian Papyri Art Secrets Unveiled in Sofia

An exhibition showing ancient Egyptian papyri opened in Sofia's National Library.

Society | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2720

Bulgaria Welcomes Apocalyptica for 2nd Gig

Finnish rock band Apocalyptica will throw a major show for the Bulgarian fans Friday evening in Sofia. This is their second coming to Bulgaria, promising to bring a performance at least as intense as previous ones.

Society | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

Science: Cave Reveals Unknown Lifeforms

Eight previously unknown invertebrate creatures were discovered in an underground cave in central Israel, BBC informed.

Society | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Forks&Corks: Cod with Lime, Coconut

Ingredients: 1 1/4-pound skinless black cod fillet

Society | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Depeche Mode Meet The Simpsons in Sofia

Megastars Depeche Mode, who will perform in Bulgaria in two weeks, will be surprised to find the famous Simpson family in the audience. The Simpsons have "arrived" in Bulgaria and will tour numerous cities, visiting concerts and starring in TV shows.

Society | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5424

Bulgarian Kids "Draw" Retro Tram in Sofia

Bulgarian children were taken on June 1 - the International Children's Day - on a very special ride with a retro tram along Sofia streets. While the kids enjoyed the ride they also had the opportunity to draw.

Society | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgaria Celebrates International Children's Day

Children all over Bulgaria enjoy their holiday on Thursday, with hundreds of events that grownups have organized especially for them.

Society | June 1, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

Milan Academy Awaits Bulgarian Arts Wiz

A three-week scholarship in digital photography or fashion design is the top prize for Bulgarian winners in an Italian fashion and lifestyle contest.

Society | May 31, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 869

Bulgarian Media Gather under Golden Umbrella

Over double more participants have enrolled for the Twelfth International Media Festival in the coastal resort of Albena running under the title of Golden Umbrella.

Society | May 31, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

"Queen of Rome" Found to Antedate City

While digging in the Roman Forum, Italian archaeologists have found a well-preserved skeleton of a woman who apparently predates the city's foundation.

Society | May 31, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

20% of Bulgarian Babies with Unknown Dad

Fathers of 20% of Bulgaria's newborns last year were not known, data showed. A report also said that half of the babies in 2005 were born out of wedlock.

Society | May 31, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 554