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Bulgaria Marks Father's Day

Bulgaria marks Father's Day on Friday, 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, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2722

Sixth Bulgarian Christmas Charity Raises BGN 2.3 M

The sixth edition of the charity campaign "The Bulgarian Christmas. Give hope to a child in need," has collected more than BGN 2.

Society | December 26, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2037

Bulgaria Patriarch Ushers in Christmas Celebrations

Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim ushered in Christmas celebrations in the country with a festive service in Sofia's St. Alexander Nevski cathedral.

Society | December 25, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4586

Bulgaria Former Chief Prosecutor Tatarchev Dies at 78

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor in the period 1992-1998, Ivan Tatarchev, passed away Wednesday at the age of 78. Tatarchev's family were founders of the Macedonian revolutionary organisation in Thessaloniki in 1893 and during his life he suffered repressions

Society | December 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3973

Bulgaria Patriarch to Serve Christmas Eve Mass

His holiness Patriarch Maxim will lead the solemn mass on Christmas eve, starting at 6pm in the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia.

Society | December 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2601

Traditions Revive as Bulgarians Prepare to Meet Christmas

As Bulgarians prepare to meet Christmas, old traditions revive on the eve before the holy day. Throughout the country traditions vary, but some things are certain.

Society | December 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2546

Heavy Snowfall Cause Traffic Problems in Sofia

Heavy snowfall Tuesday evening caused traffic problems in Sofia, as the snow cover reached 5 centimeters within minutes. Big traffic jams and power cuts marked the last working day in the capital before the Christmas holidays as the blizzard raced throug

Society | December 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2240

Two Die on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

Two people died as 33 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 47 people were injured in the hits as two of them are in critical condition.

Society | December 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1392

Protesting Greek Farmers Lift Blockade of Border Check Point with Bulgaria

Greek authorities have reported that protesting farmers who blocked Monday the E79 international road near the Promahon border check point with Bulgaria have lifted the blockade. Currently, the situation at the Bulgarian-Greek border is normal and vehicl

Society | December 23, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1991

IHT: Across Eastern Europe Mentally Ill Are Deprived of Rights

In Bulgaria and across Eastern Europe, unrevised laws dating back to the times of the Communist regime deprive mentally ill adults of rights, human rights groups say, cited by the International Herald Tribune. In an article on Monday the newspaper points

Society | December 23, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1537

Central Heating Price in Sofia Rises by 19%

The central heating price in Sofia rises by 18,79 percent on January 1, Bulgaria's utilities regulator DKEVR have announced. In the coastal city of Varna the price will be 15.

Society | December 23, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1651

Bulgaria Opens Its Most Expensive Highway Section

Bulgaria's Prime minister Sergey Stanishev, Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and Road Infrastructure Agency Director Yanko Yankov opened Tuesday the most expensive highway section in the country. More than four kilometers, part of the Southern catenary of Sofi

Society | December 23, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2054

Ski Season in Bulgaria's Borovets Opened amid Heavy Snowfall

Thousands of visitors opened officially season 2009 in Bulgaria's Borovets mountain resort on Sunday. Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed the new four-chair lift Markudzhik 2 as well as the new 1km-long ski-tug with a total capacity of 2400 skiers per hour.

Society | December 23, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4225

Protesting Greek Farmers Block Border Check Point with Bulgaria

Greek authorities have reported that protesting farmers blocked Monday the E79 international road near the Promahon border check point with Bulgaria. Currently no vehicles are passing the border through the checkpoint, as protesters said only trucks tran

Society | December 22, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1773

Wet Roads, Mad Driving Claim Another 7 Lives Overnight in Bulgaria

Seven passengers died as 31 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, mainly due to the wet and slippery roads and speeding, data of the country's Interior Ministry showed. Other 41 people were injured in the hits as four of them are in

Society | December 22, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1415

Dead Body of Fourth Hellish Crash Victim Found in Bulgaria

Rescue teams found Monday morning the dead body of the last victim of the tragic car accident that killed four Bulgarian teenagers close to the southern town of Rudozem, which occurred two days ago. The body of Seliha Ahmedova, 16, was discovered near a

Society | December 22, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgaria President Lights First Hanukkah Candle at Sofia Synagogue

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov took part Sunday night in the celebration of Hanukkah by the Jewish community in Sofia.

Society | December 21, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3649

Bulgaria Marks 65 Years since Death of Fighter Pilot Hero

Bulgaria marked Saturday 65 years since the heroic fighter pilot Dimitar Spisarevski who perished while defending Sofia from the Anglo-American bombardments in World War II.

Society | December 21, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5717

Bulgaria Remembers Tragedy at Indigo Disco Club

Bulgaria marked Sunday the seventh year since the tragic stampede at the "Indigo" disco club in Sofia in which seven teenagers perished.

Society | December 21, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3413

Four Bulgarian Teenagers Drown after Car Crash

Four Bulgarian teenagers perished in a tragic car accident close to the southern town of Rudozem Saturday night, the Smolya District Police announced.

Society | December 21, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1840

Novinite.com Publishes Its 100 000th News Article!

Bulgaria's largest real-time English-language news provider Novinite.com published Sunday, December 21, 2008, its 100 000th news article!

Society | December 21, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1182
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