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The Guinness Go-to Guy Marks New Record in Bulgaria

Ashrita Furman, holder of the most records in the Guinness World Records, added one more entry to his list of extraordinary feats.

Society | January 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 784

St. Anthony's Day Celebrated in Bulgaria

The Orthodox Church in Bulgaria celebrates on January 17 Saint Anthony's Day (Antonovden) to protect people from illnesses. It is also the holiday of all who bear the name of Saint Anthony.

Society | January 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1601

Young Bulgarian Talents Awarded Scholarships

Twelve Bulgarian students were awarded scholarships in a competition prizing the young talents in the art field on Tuesday. The competition was held for the second time by "Gallery of the Bulgarian Talents" fund, jointly established by Todoroff wine cell

Society | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgarian Pop Diva Heads Jury for Music Idol Auditions

Four Bulgarian musicians will choose the participants in the Music Idol talent contest, which will be on TV screens from March.

Society | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2298

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: 1276

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: 4546

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: 1128

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: 1048

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: 1738

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: 1431

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: 1569

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: 808

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: 856

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: 1248

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: 1331

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