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On Holy Thursday Bulgarians Traditionally Paint the Easter Eggs

Today, Holy Thursday, the Orthodox Church commemorates a number of events in the last days of Jesus Christ related to his saving work for humanity.

Society » Culture | April 21, 2022, Thursday // 09:16 | Viewed: 4137

Bulgaria: 146 years since the April Uprising

On April 20, 1876, the April Uprising broke out in Koprivshtitsa, thanks to which Bulgaria appeared on the map of Europe.

Society » Culture | April 20, 2022, Wednesday // 09:14 | Viewed: 6941

It's Holy Monday – The Holy Week begins

For the Orthodox world, today is Holy Monday. This is the first day of Holy Week, which commemorates the last days of the earthly life of Jesus Christ.

Society » Culture | April 18, 2022, Monday // 09:13 | Viewed: 3315

Catholics in Bulgaria Celebrate Easter

On Sunday, Catholics around the world celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. Over 20,000 people in the Plovdiv region celebrate this day.

Society » Culture | April 17, 2022, Sunday // 11:26 | Viewed: 3732

Bulgarians Celebrate Palm Sunday

Today the Orthodox Church celebrates one of the great Christian holidays - the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. Days before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, He was solemnly welcomed in the holy city by many people with palm branches and flowers. Hence the

Society » Culture | April 17, 2022, Sunday // 10:39 | Viewed: 9089

Bulgarians Celebrate St. Lazarus' Day

Today is Lazarus Day (Lazarovden/Лазаровден), the first of three major holidays associated with the miracle of the resurrection along with Palm Sunday (Tsvetnitsa/Цветница) and Easter (Velikden/Великден). Name day is celebrated by Lazar, Lazarin and Lazar

Society » Culture | April 16, 2022, Saturday // 11:14 | Viewed: 4060

Bulgarians Celebrate 174 years since the birth of Revolutionary Hristo Botev

We celebrate 174 years since the birth of Hristo Botev. A rally will take place in Kalofer, the hometown of the great Bulgarian poet and revolutionary. Vice President Iliana Yotova will deliver a speech.

Society » Culture | January 6, 2022, Thursday // 10:02 | Viewed: 4791

Bulgarians Celebrate St. Basil's Day or ‘Survaki’

On January 1 we celebrate St. Basil's Day or Survaki. Today, nearly 127,000 Bulgarians have a name day.

Society » Culture | January 1, 2022, Saturday // 10:58 | Viewed: 5138

How Bulgaria Celebrates New Year’s Eve

Traditionally, on the last day of December we send the old and welcome the new calendar year. The celebration of the New Year dates back thousands of years with different customs of different peoples.

Society » Culture | December 31, 2021, Friday // 10:44 | Viewed: 5647

Bulgaria Celebrates Ignazhden - the First Guest at your Home Determines the Year

According to the traditional Bulgarian calendar, the feast of Saint Ignatius on December 20th is the day when the transition from the old to the coming New Year starts. It is a day full of peculiar rituals, bans, and auguries.

Society » Culture | December 20, 2021, Monday // 10:43 | Viewed: 4659

Hours until the Final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris

Today is the grand final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bulgaria will take the stage at number 6. You can still vote for Deni and Marti on . Watch the live concert on BNT 1 from 17.00 p.m.

Society » Culture | December 19, 2021, Sunday // 12:40 | Viewed: 4014

You can Now Vote for Bulgaria at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, the Final is on Sunday

From today, December 17, all viewers in Bulgaria, Bulgarians around the world, and anyone who likes Bulgaria’s song can vote for free, online, for Bulgaria at the prestigious song contest "Children's Eurovision" 2021. Voting will begin at 21:00 p.m. today

Society » Culture | December 17, 2021, Friday // 17:52 | Viewed: 4574

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Celebrates St. Anne Day

Today the Orthodox Church celebrates the conception of St. Anna. In the calendar of the Orthodox Church this holiday is closely connected with the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.

Society » Culture | December 9, 2021, Thursday // 09:17 | Viewed: 5069

Bulgarians Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day

Thousands of Bulgarians have a name day today, sailors and bankers celebrate as well, the Church honors St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker of Myra. St. Nicholas Day is also the day of the Bulgarian city Burgas.

Society » Culture | December 6, 2021, Monday // 09:46 | Viewed: 4565

Today Marks 102 Years Since the Treaty of Neuily

The Treaty of Neuilly was signed on November 27 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly by Bulgarian Prime Minister Alexander Stamboliiski, and on the part of the victorious powers by the heads of their delegations to the Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920).

Society » Culture | November 27, 2021, Saturday // 11:01 | Viewed: 5193

6 Million Tourists have Visited Christo’s Wrapped Triumphal Arch

Approximately 6 million tourists and Parisians have visited the wrapped Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The installation, whose dismantling began in early October, was Bulgarian Christo's dream project, which his nephew, Vladimir Yavashev, carried out a year af

Society » Culture | November 10, 2021, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 4878

Bulgaria Celebrates its National Awakening Day

The holiday marks the work of the Bulgarian educators, writers and revolutionaries - awakeners of the reviving national spirit, striving for education and literature. It is celebrated annually with torchlight processions and it is non-mandatory for studen

Society » Culture | November 1, 2021, Monday // 11:06 | Viewed: 5714

Prime Minister Stefan Yanev Greeted the Bessarabian Bulgarians

Regardless of their historical destiny, to live outside Bulgaria for more than 200 years, the Bessarabian Bulgarians remain an integral part of the Bulgarian cultural and spiritual community.

Society » Culture | October 29, 2021, Friday // 16:56 | Viewed: 4768

New York City Hall is Removing a Statue of Thomas Jefferson due to his Slaveholding Past

The New York City Hall yesterday approved the removal of the statue of Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, placed in the boardroom more than a century ago because of the slave-owning past of politics, AFP reported, quoted b

Society » Culture | October 19, 2021, Tuesday // 15:10 | Viewed: 4662

Tanzanian writer Grabs Nobel Prize for Literature

Society » Culture | October 8, 2021, Friday // 11:31 | Viewed: 44872

And Nobel Medicine Prize Goes to US Scientists

US scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch, AFP reported.

Society » Culture | October 4, 2021, Monday // 16:41 | Viewed: 4206
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