Grave of Bulgarian Poet Vaptsarov Desecrated

The grave of the famous Bulgarian poet Nikola Vaptsarov has been desecrated. Relatives of the poet told the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) they were going to demand an exhumation in order to determine whether the remains of Vaptsarov are still in

Society » Culture | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2516

Two Pedestrians Hit in Downtown Sofia

Two pedestrians were hit by a car Thursday morning in downtown Sofia, BGNES reported.

Society | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

Sofia Film Festival Opens with Bulgaria's "The Billy Goat"

Bulgaria's "The Billy Goat," by Georgy Djulgerov opened this year's edition of the Sofia Film Festival, a major cinema industry event in the region. A total of 90 movies, another 40 from the documentary genre and 60 short movies feature in the schedul

Society » Culture | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2719

Large Fire Consumes Ilientsi Market Building in Bulgarian Capital

A large fire consumed the Red Hall at the center of the market of Ilientsi in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. A quick response team of firemen are still working at the site and the situation is said to be under control, BGNES reported Thursday.

Society | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1864

Staviski Crash Victim Arrives Back in Bulgaria from Israel

Manuela Gorsova, who was left in a coma after a fatal car crash caused by world ice-skating champion Maxim Staviski in August 2007, arrived back in Bulgaria late Wednesday on a flight from Israel, BGNES news agency reported. Gorsova was transferred to

Society | March 5, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4143

Italian Businessman Cheats 30 Bulgarian Workers

An Italian businessman has cheated over 30 employees of his textile plant in Bulgaria's Sliven by firing them without paying their due salaries, and leaving for Italy.

Society | March 4, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2288

Bulgaria's Belogradchik Rocks Again Second in New 7 Wonders Provisional Ranking

The miraculous rock formations near the northwest Bulgarian town of Belogradchik are second again in the global campaign to select the world's new Seven Wonders. On February 16, they moved up to first in the provisional ranking in the Group D category,

Society » Culture | March 4, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2005

Report: Bulgaria Ski Resorts Cheapest and Best Value for UK Tourists

In a new worldwide survey of ski resorts, Bulgaria's Bansko came in as the cheapest ???ski holiday basket' for UK skiers and also as the best place to go for ???value for money' according to M&S Money's latest report, cited by the UK travel site holidayex

Society | March 4, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2710

Bulgaria Ends National Holiday Celebrations with Salute of Units and Fireworks

The Russian-Turkish Liberation War is one of the most fair and just wars of the 19th century, Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov told the crowd gathered Tuesday evening at the "Narodno Subranie" (National Assembly) square in the capital Sofia. Parvan

Society » Culture | March 3, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2429

Truth about Bulgarian Pop Diva Lili Ivanova to Come Out on her Birthday

The biography book titled "The Truth about Lili Ivanova" is going to come out on her birthday, April 24, the star performer stated during a press conference at the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA, held Tuesday. The book, published by the "Siela" publi

Society » Culture | March 3, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6163

Sofia Begins National Holiday Celebrations with Gun Salutes

The celebrations of Bulgaria's National Holiday, March 3, began in the capital Sofia with the hoisting of the national flag and gun salutes in front of the Unknown Soldier Monument, Darik radio reports. Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, the Prime

Society | March 3, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1603

Bulgaria Celebrates National Liberation Day

Bulgaria celebrates Tuesday the country's National Holiday, March 3rd and the 131st anniversary of its Liberation from five centuries of Ottoman dominance. A solemn ceremony, including hoisting of the national flag in front of the Unknown Soldier Monum

Society | March 3, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5651

Bulgarian Culture Minister Inaugurates Miniature Model of Famous Iron Church

The Bulgarian Culture Minister, Stephan Danailov, inaugurated Monday a miniature model of the famous "Saint Stephan" Church in Istanbul, the Culture Ministry's press center informed. The miniature model is on display at the Community House of Sofia's "

Society » Culture | March 2, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3676

Bulgaria Ranks First in Europe by Number of Abandoned Babies and Toddlers

Bulgaria ranks first in Europe by the number of abandoned children under the age of three, the "For Our Children" Foundation announced Monday. For 2007, there have been 2083 newborn and toddlers, who have been listed in orphanages.

Society | March 2, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2718

Sofia Residents Use Martenitsa as Symbol of Protest against Tree Felling

The residents of Sofia's "Gevgeliyski" distinct gathered once again Monday to protest against the construction of the "Vardar' railroad station in their neighborhood and the cutting down of trees in Sofia's "Zapaden Park" (Western Park), BGNES reported.

Society | March 2, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260

500 Mummers Dance at Kukeri Folklore Carnival in Bulgaria's Shiroka Luka

Over 500 Bulgarian Kukeri from all across the country attended Sunday a traditional folklore carnival procession in the Bulgarian village of Shiroka Luka in the Rhodoppe Mountains.

Society » Culture | March 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6909

Bulgaria Marks 130 Years since Birth of Agrarian Leader Aleksandar Stamboliyski

Bulgaria marked Sunday, March 1, 130 years since the birth of Aleksandar Stamboliyski - a prominent Bulgarian politician, Prime Minister (1919-1923), and leader of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union. The anniversary was commemorated with a solemn cere

Society | March 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1815

Orthodox Bulgarians Celebrate Sirni Zagovezni

Bulgarians celebrated on Sunday "Sirni Zagovezni", a popular Orthodox Christian holiday, which takes place seven weeks before Easter, and marks the beginning of the longest period of fasting. According to the ancient Christian tradition, on that day peop

Society | March 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4488

Bulgaria National Flag Raised in New York for Bulgarian Liberation Day

The National Flags of Bulgaria and the United States of America were raised Sunday in New York in front of the historical statue of the bull at Wall Street for third year in a row, Darik Radio reported. That was a part of the official celebration of the

Society | March 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2747

Baba Marta Brings Spring to Bulgarians

All Bulgarians celebrated Sunday a centuries-old tradition - exchanging martenitsas on the day of Baba Marta, and the shining sun spelled nice and warm weather ahead.

Society | March 1, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7191

Report: One in Every Three Bulgarian Men Has a Drinking Problem

According to Alexander Kanchelov, Director of the Bulgarian Clinic for the Treatment of Addictions, every third man in Bulgaria has a drinking problem, up to 400 000 of whom are addicted to alcohol, BGNES news agency reported Saturday. Kanchelov stated t

Society | February 28, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4068
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