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Bansko Culture Sweeps Sofia

Masked well-wishers (koukeri) from Bulgaria's mountain hotspot of Bansko paraded through Sofia on Sunday. Part of the "Bansko Visits Sofia" initiative, the parade heralded a concert of folk music from the Pirin Mountains that will take place Sunday eveni

Society | January 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgaria's Movie Art Honoured with Nameless "Oscars"

Bulgaria's movie guild gathered Saturday for the second annual film awards in the country. The local "Oscars" still don't have a name, but that doesn't stop those who win the female statuette from feeling proud of their achievement.

Society | January 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

Breast Boosting Drink Drives Foreigners to Bulgaria

European men are flocking to Bulgaria to buy "breast-boosting" beverage after EU accession led to customs duties on the drink being abolished. The drink called Boza, made from fermented wheat flour and yeast, is being snapped up by bar owners, shopkeeper

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4528

Roma New Year Raises Spirits in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Roma population launched Friday celebrations of the New Year marked January 14 after their ancient traditions. Celebrated under the old-time Gregorian calendar, Roma's New Year is also known as Vassilitsa or Bango Vassilii (the Lame Bango).

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1127

Forks&Corks: Classic Creme Brule

INGREDIENTS: * 4 cups heavy cream

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

Bulgarians Discover Atrophy-Causing Mutated Gene

Bulgarian scientists have discovered a mutated gene that causes a number of atrophies.

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1047

Scientists Inject Viruses to Treat Cancer

British scientists will start clinical tests on people of a new revolutionary method for cancer treatment. They will try to destroy cancer cells by infecting them with ordinary viruses, for example such ones that cause flu and colds.

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1736

Bulgarian Rock Band with Concert on EuroSonic Festival

Bulgaria's rock band D_2 will take part in the EuroSonic Festival in Groningen, Holland, which starts on Thursday.

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1027

Temperatures Hit New Record-High

Just a day after the people in Northern Bulgaria sweated out their warmest January 10 ever, temperatures broke a new record on Thursday. Highs stood at 13 C - 18 C, while lows varied from -1 C to 4 C.

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1429

New York City Sees Latest First Snow in 129 Years

The citizens of New York City had a chance to enjoy the first snowfall, although for a brief period of time.

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Da Vinci 3D Exhibition Staged in Sofia

Unique reproductions and 3D scale models of Leonardo da Vinci's pictures have already come to Sofia, to be exhibited for more than two months. The exhibits are put on display at Sofia City Art Gallery under the heading "Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist and

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1559

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: 803

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: 1246

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: 1316

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: 964

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: 1322

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: 1060

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