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Spectacular Horse Races Mark Bulgarian Holiday Todorovden

Bulgarians, all over the country mark Saturday, the holiday, known as Todorovden (the day of Todor or Theodor), which is also called the Horse Easter.

Society » Culture | February 20, 2010, Saturday // 11:36 | Viewed: 3344

Bulgaria PM Wins "Sweetest Kiss" Contest

A photo, featuring an unidentified woman kissing a pre-election placard of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, has won a nationwide "Sweetest Kiss" competition.

Society » Culture | February 12, 2010, Friday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1960

Bulgaria Eurovision Bidder Miro Presents 5 Possible Entries

Five songs performed by the internally selected Bulgarian representative at the Eurovision song contest Miro Kostadinov were presented Sunday evening in a special show, broadcast on the national TV channel.

Society » Culture | February 8, 2010, Monday // 09:20 | Viewed: 5003

Varna Makes Urgent Appeal to Save Bulgarian Naval Legend

"Drazki", the legedary torpedo-boat that saw service in the Balkan Wars, and one of the most valuable exhibits in the Naval Museum in Varna, could collapse at any moment

Society » Culture | February 4, 2010, Thursday // 19:57 | Viewed: 3459

Bulgarian "World Is Big" Fails to Make Cut for the Oscars

Bulgaria's "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner", directed by Stephan Komandarev, has failed to make it to the next lap in the race for the best foreign-language film Oscar.

Society » Culture | February 2, 2010, Tuesday // 16:41 | Viewed: 2397

Bulgarian Film 'Eastern Plays' Grabs Top Award at French Festival

"Eastern Plays" of Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev has won the grand prize at the "Premier Plans" Film Festival in Angers, France.

Society » Culture | January 31, 2010, Sunday // 13:11 | Viewed: 2827

President Requests Legislation on Bulgaria's Ancient Capitals

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, launched Monday the exhibit titled "On the Path of History".

Society » Culture | January 25, 2010, Monday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1265

Bulgaria National Radio Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Bulgarian National Radio celebrates Monday the 75th anniversary since its establishment by a decree of Tsar Boris III.

Society » Culture | January 25, 2010, Monday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1997

Bulgarian "World Is Big" Makes Cut for the Oscars

Nine films, including "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" from Bulgaria, have made it to the next lap in the race for the best foreign-language film Oscar.

Society » Culture | January 21, 2010, Thursday // 08:40 | Viewed: 2858

Sir Elton John Postpones Sofia Concert by 1 Week

The management team of music superstar, Elton John, announced Tuesday his much anticipated Sofia concert is rescheduled for June 13.

Society » Culture | January 19, 2010, Tuesday // 18:57 | Viewed: 3160

Rome to Display Monument of Prominent Bulgarian Writer Vazov

A monument of prominent Bulgarian poet and writer, Ivan Vazov, is going to be displayed in the Italian capital Rome.

Society » Culture | January 19, 2010, Tuesday // 18:42 | Viewed: 1584

Bulgarian Roma Celebrate New Year

All Roma groups in Bulgaria celebrate Thursday the Roma New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil)The celebrations have their origins in several Roma legends.

Society » Culture | January 14, 2010, Thursday // 18:10 | Viewed: 2147

Mediation Rescues Popular Sofia Theater from Looming Closure

The popular Sofia theater "Salza i Smiah" (Tear and Laughter) will not be evicted from the building of the "Slavianska Besseda" community center after all.

Society » Culture | January 11, 2010, Monday // 15:45 | Viewed: 2337

Thousands Protest Looming Closure of Popular Bulgaria Theater

An online petition, protesting the looming closure of one of the most popular Sofia theaters - "Salza i Smiah" (Tear and Laughter) has collected over 20 000 signatures and the number is growing.

Society » Culture | January 11, 2010, Monday // 12:56 | Viewed: 3546

Bulgaria's Top Sitcom Makes Comeback 10 Years Later

The most successful Bulgarian sitcom entitled "Third-Floor Clinic" is making a comeback ten years after its first season was shown in 2000.

Society » Culture | January 4, 2010, Monday // 14:55 | Viewed: 2284

Vienna's Blue Danube Stirs Questions in Bulgaria

The Bulgaria section of the Danube River has not been included among the views that accompanied one of the biggest musical performances in the world - the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert 2010 from the Musikverein.

Society » Culture | January 1, 2010, Friday // 18:10 | Viewed: 5532

Culture Minister Reveals Plan to Create Bulgarian Louvre

Bulgaria Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, has announced that Bulgaria will build a National Museum Complex over the next 2-3 years.

Society » Culture | December 30, 2009, Wednesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 3135

The Bulgaria 2009 Review: Culture

A number of cultural events marked Bulgaria's public life in 2009.

Society » Culture | December 30, 2009, Wednesday // 07:44 | Viewed: 2440

Bulgaria's Georgi Gospodinov among Best European Fiction Writers 2010

Bulgarian poet and writer Georgi Gospodinov is one of thirty-five European writers, featuring in the "Best European Fiction 2010", which recently went on sale in the United States.

Society » Culture | December 22, 2009, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 4036

AC/DC Launch Black Ice II Tour in Bulgaria

Road warriors AC/DC are back at it again, having just added a string of European dates to the second part of their Black Ice world tour, which will kick off in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society » Culture | December 18, 2009, Friday // 14:59 | Viewed: 10068

Diana Picasso Opens Sofia Modern Arts Exhibition

Diana, the grand-daughter of world-famous artist Pablo Picasso, arrived in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, for the opening of the Museum Gallery of Modern Art.

Society » Culture | December 16, 2009, Wednesday // 15:22 | Viewed: 8532
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