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Christmas Eve Mass Gathers Hundreds in Sofia

Hundreds of Sofia citizens gathered in the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, where Bishop Joseph, Bulgaria's bishop for the US, Canada and Australia led a mass in the absence of the country's Patriarch Maxim. Maxim, who was just released from a long stay in ho

Society | December 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

Bulgaria's Oldest Folklore Ensemble Throws Spectacular Show

Bulgaria's biggest folklore ensemble Rosna Kitka made the audience in the National Palace of Culture rise on its feet Saturday night after their traditional Christmas show. The concert is part of the Christmas and New Year holiday program in NPC, which s

Society | December 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Parents Hire Cheap Fake Santas for Christmas

Sofia parents can hire an actor to play Santa Claus for their child in the Christmas Eve for less than BGN 80 (EUR 40). The only problem is only two firms offer the service.

Society | December 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786

Christmas Shopping Craze in Sofia

Sofia citizens have literally gone mad on Christmas shopping the last days before the holiday.

Society | December 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1012

Week in Advance

Saturday *** Starts the winter holiday for Bulgarian students ***

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 913

Bulgaria Awards Most Dignified Citizens of 2006

Bulgaria's highly circulated 24 daily newspaper gave out its annual awards "Most Dignified Bulgarian", in which readers have the first and final say. The awards were given to 69 people and institutions for their humane initiatives throughout the year.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

30-metre Balloon in Sofia Sky for Christmas

Sofia citizens will be surprised with a huge 30 meters balloon that will ascend in the sky above the city on the first day of Christmas.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 687

Puzzle Unveils Harry Potter's New Title

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Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4959

Alcohol "May Cut down Risk of Arthritis"

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol each day could protect against arthritis, according to a study of mice as quoted by BBC. In the study carried out by Swedish scientists, mice whose water contained 10% alcohol had a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 851

Forks&Corks: Bulgarian White Beans

The cooking of beans has turned into a ritual during the centuries. The spices that determine the flavor and taste of this dish are the mint, savory and chilly peppers.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1103

Parthenon Undressed from Sculptures

Seven sculptures will be removed from Athens' remarkable Parthenon to protect them from the ravages of pollution. The sculptures will be replaced by facsimiles, a Greek restoration expert said on Thursday.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

Dog Owners in Bulgaria's Varna to Pay Tax

Dog owners in Bulgaria's seaside Varna will have to pay an annual tax of BGN 20. The residents of the suburban neighbourhoods will pay BGN 10 per dog.

Society | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Bulgarian Children Welcomed Santa Claus

Sofia Airport authorities announced Santa Claus landed Thursday at noon on Bulgarian soil. He came from Lapland with a charter flight of the Diamond Dynamics Airlines.

Society | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1438

Kalina to Deliver First Child in Bulgaria

Kalina, daughter of Bulgaria's former prime minister and king Simeon Saxe-Coburg, has decided to deliver her first child in the Balkan country.

Society | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2020

Santa Claus Lands on Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport authorities announced preparations to meet Santa Claus this year on Bulgarian soil. The solemn welcoming event will be held Thursday at 10 a.

Society | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

St. Ignatius Day Opens Christmas Festivities in Bulgaria

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria mark Wednesday Ignazhden, the day of St. Ignatius, which inaugurates all the Christmas and New Year festivities.

Society | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2725

First Snow Surprises Sofia, Pleases Skiers

The first snowflakes for this winter season have started falling over Sofia and other parts in Bulgaria, surprising some and delighting others.

Society | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1247

Sofia Skating Fans Enjoy Yet Another Ice Rink

Fans of skating were pleased to see the opening of a third ice rink in the capital city, just in front of Melpomena's hearth. The new entertainment facility spreads in front of the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", under a lavishly decorated Christmas tree.

Society | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 868

Bulgarian Musicians Sing for Medics' Freedom

Stars of Bulgaria pop and rock music gathered Monday evening to stage a big concert in support of five Bulgarian medics on trial in Libya. The major music event took place in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia under the heading "Freedom for

Society | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 884

Retro Tram Spotted in Sofia's Streets

A retro tram was spotted in Sofia's streets on Sunday.

Society | December 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1495

Prince William's Girlfriend Turns down Queen's Christmas Invitation

Kate Middleton, Prince William's girlfriend has turned down the Queen's invitation to spend Christmas with the Royal Family.

Society | December 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 15006