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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

2007 Predicted to be Warmest on Record

The world is likely to experience the warmest year on record in 2007, the UK's Met Office has forecast, as cited by BBC.

Society | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 935

Sofia's French High School Opens Exhibition

Students from the French Language School Alphonse de Lamartine in Sofia will open an independent exhibition at the DEBUT gallery in Bulgaria's capital.

Society | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Bulgaria's Baby 2007 Revealed

Denitsa Nikolaeva is the name of Bulgaria's Baby 2007. The young lady took her first breath on January 1 in the town of Kyustendil, South-western Bulgaria, just like last year's winner in the contest.

Society | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 749

Bulgaria Displays to EU Unique Thracian Treasures

The Thracian treasures of Bulgaria will be offered for display at the European Parliament within an exhibition under the title "The Grandeur of Bulgaria". The exhibition will open January 8 and will run until January 12 under the auspices of the ALDE par

Society | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 922

Kate Moss Weds Pete Doherty "Secretly"

Model Kate Moss and her boyfriend, rocker Pete Doherty got married "secretly" in a Thailand in a Buddhist ceremony.

Society | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2303

Weather in Bulgaria Unusually Warm

The weather in Bulgaria is unusually warm for the season, yet meteorologists promise there will be snow by the end of the week.

Society | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195

Mercury in Bulgaria almost Sets World Record

Only about a degree prevented Bulgaria from setting a world temperature record on the first day of its EU membership.

Society | January 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgaria's Bishops Read New Year Prayer

Bishops of Bulgaria's Holy Synod held Monday a mass at the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral to read a prayer for the New Year.

Society | January 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 767

Bulgarian Vassils Mark Name Day

On the first day of the New Year Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Vassilij the Great, who lived around 330-379.

Society | January 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Happy New 2007 Year!

The team of Sofia News Agency wishes you, our readers, all the best during the New 2007 Year! We wish you health, love, peace, happiness and success.

Society | January 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 821

Bulgaria's Spiderman Flag-Flies on New Year Eve

Bulgaria's Spiderman, Ivan Kristoff, rode a balloon to flag out the three-colours of the country to hail the coming New Year. The special initiative was organized by Sofia Municipality as a present to the capital city bracing for all-night festivities.

Society | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

Bulgarians See off Last Outside-EU Weekend

Bulgarians have taken advantage of the warm and sunny weather to relax ahead of celebrating the entry into the European Union. The last weekend of Bulgaria outside the bloc was preferred by some to take on one of a number of ice rinks in Sofia.

Society | December 30, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1003

Home Chores Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Women exercising by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, according to a latest study. The research conducted on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than p

Society | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3366

Balsamic Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 4 lb chicken wingettes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Society | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581

Australians INXS to Come to Bulgaria

The world famous band INXS will come to Bulgaria for a live concert on May 31, 2007. INXS are invited to entertain Bulgarian audience by the mobile operator vivatel, Balkan Entertainment and Rock and More Sofia.

Society | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1316