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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: 1129

Forks&Corks: Classic Creme Brule

INGREDIENTS: * 4 cups heavy cream

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 606

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: 1050

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: 1741

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: 1578

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: 811

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: 1249

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: 1339

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: 967

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: 1128

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: 1069

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: 680

Bulgarians Stuck to Healthy Foods

Bulgarians are getting more and more used to consuming healthy foods, according to the Union of Food Traders. Consumers in the newest EU member have largely scrapped the traditional white bread, moving to dietetic and low-calorie loafs.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 814

Mild Winter Keeps Bears in Bulgaria Wide-Awake

Five inhabitants at the bears' Belitsa reserve in Bulgaria welcomed the new year awake due to the mild weather and lack of snow.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1226

Bulgarians Pay Tribute to Sofia Liberators

Bulgarians dressed in old-time costumes stood on sentinel at some of the monuments in Sofia erected in gratitude to Russian liberating army, which set the city free of Ottoman yoke. Ruski pametnik was the first monument built in Sofia after the liberatio

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 758