Society

LATINO ROCK STAR MANU CHAO TO PERFORM IN SOFIA

The world-famous Latino rock star Manu Chao arrived in Sofia for his concert June 5 at the Winter Sports Palace. According to the organizers the concert can continue from 0ne hour and a half to four hours, depending on the mood of the audience.

Society | June 4, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1428

BOX-OFFICE HIT OPENED BLACK SEA STAR FILM FESTIVAL

The film "Quo Vadis" of prominent Polish director Jerzy Kawalerowicz opened the first Black Sea Star international cinema festival June 2. Kawalerowicz, who was awarded for his contribution to the world cinema, said preparations for this film have been go

Society | June 3, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

MEMORY OF HEROES WHO DIED FOR BULGARIA’S FREEDOM HONOURED

On June 2 at 12 pm sharp the traffic in the entire country was halted for one minute. Exactly at noon the sirens in all Bulgarian town and villages were turned on to honor the memory of Hristo Botev and all those who perished for the freedom of Bulgaria.

Society | June 2, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

MOSAIC OF CHILDREN DRAWINGS DECORATED NATIONAL ART GALLERY

A huge drawing - mosaic of drawings of over 120 children - was displayed on June 1 at the terrace of the National Art Gallery. The children drew over the topic “I love the most…” during the Children Day on Alexander Batenberg square.

Society | June 1, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

DAY OF BULGARIAN EDUCATION AND CULTURE CELEBRATED

On May 24, Bulgaria marked the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters, celebrating the mission of the Sts Cyril and Methodius. A prayer was held at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral for Sts Cyril and Methodius.

Society | May 24, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 548

BOOK PROBES INTO THE MYSTERY OF THE POPE’S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

A book, exploring all speculations and clues concerning the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II went out on the Bulgarian market the day before the historic visit of the Pope to Bulgaria (www.popeinbulgaria.

Society | May 23, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

EXQUISITE GOLDEN RHYTON TO BE PRESENTED TO THE POPE

An exquisite gilt copy of the rhyton from the Panagyursko Treasure will be given to the Pope as a present by the Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv and Vinprom Peshtera. As required by the protocol, the rhyton, together with the written address to His Holin

Society | May 22, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

POPE DESCRIBED AS UNIQUE IN A BOOK PRESENTED AT POLISH INSTITUTE

The Bulgarian edition of the book dedicated to Pope John Paul II was presented at the Polish Institute in Sofia. Written by Father Mechislav Malinski, a friend from the childhood years of Karol Wojtyla, it is translated by Yuliyan Bozhkov.

Society | May 21, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

DISTINGUISHED BULGARIAN WRITER RADICHKOV TO ADDRESS THE POPE IN SOFIA

The remarkable writer Yordan Radichkov, described as the incredible Bulgarian and the Kafka of Sofia, is to address the Pope with a short speech at Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture May 24 (www.popeinbulgaria.

Society | May 20, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 577

ICON FOR THE POPE CONSECRATED BY BACHKOVSKI MONASTERY ABBOT

Abbot Naum from the Bachkovski Monastery consecrated the icon, to be presented as a gift to Pope John Paul II in Plovdiv, during his visit to Bulgaria (www.popeinbulgaria.

Society | May 19, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II IN BULGARIAN OUT ON THE MARKET

The first biography of Pope John Paul II in Bulgarian is already out on the market. The life of Karol Wojtyla takes an unexpected turn after a tragic accident, which makes him become fully aware of his call to the priesthood.

Society | May 18, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

WORLD FAMOUS "MYSTERY OF BULGARIAN VOICES" TO PERFORM FOR THE POPE

"The Mystery of the Bulgarian voices" will take part in the concert on the occasion of Pope John Paul II visit to Bulgaria (www.popeinbulgaria.

Society | May 15, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR WITH HONORARY TITLE IN SOFIA

Internationally acclaimed Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Zanussi, famous for his 1984 film Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease was awarded on May 13 with the honorary title “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the New Bulgarian University. Zan

Society | May 13, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

PM PRESENTS ZOGRAPHOU MONASTERY WITH ICON OF ST. GEORGE

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg was welcomed with huge respect and attention in the Bulgarian monastery of St. George Zographou in the all-male sanctuary - the secluded Christian Orthodox monastic community of Mount Athos.

Society | May 12, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

BULGARIA'S CATHOLICS FOR THE PAST 111 YEARS IN A SURVEY

Svetlozar Eldurov's book "Catholics in Bulgaria: 1878-1989" is the first ever comprehensive study of that period in the history of the Catholic community in Bulgaria. The work is based on extensive archival research and is comparable in scope to Prof.

Society | May 10, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWS PREP FOR POPE'S VISIT SEEN FROM THE VATICAN

”John Paul II a long journey toward Bulgaria -Between the fear and hope" is th etitle of the 52 minutes documentary film to be transmitted on Channel One on the Bulgarian National TV 10 May 2002. The film is made in March this year in Vatican City and Ro

Society | May 9, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

HILTON NAMED BEST GLOBAL HOTEL CHAIN BY GLOBAL FINANCE MAGAZINE

Hilton, one of the world's most recognised hotel brands, has been awarded "Best Global Hotel Chain" by the readers of Global Finance magazine in the first annual Global Finance Awards. Global Finance conducted two surveys of its 235,000 readers around the

Society | May 7, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

BULGARIAN ARMY’S VALOUR CELEBRATED ON ST. GEORGE'S DAY

There are a lot of rituals that mark St. George's day or Gergiovden.

Society | May 6, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 553

EASTER IN BULGARIA - A CRACK FOR LUCK

The Bulgarian Easter traditions are a variant of Orthodox Easter traditions and here egg cracking is good for more than just eating the egg. The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) for the Orthodox Christians all over the world.

Society | May 4, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1126

UK FAMOUS HORNIST PERFORMED AT EUROPEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Martin Owen, UK, played as soloist with the Collegium Bankya chamber orchestra at Bulgaria Hall May 2. The orchestra was conducted by Emil Yanev.

Society | April 29, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 673

HOLIDAY OF FLOWERS AND TREES CELEBRATED IN BULGARIA

Tsvetnitsa-Vrabnitsa (Palm Sunday) is one of the biggest Bulgarian holidays, rich in a variety of customs, songs and melodies. The holiday is held annually on the last Sunday before Easter and it is the people’s belief that this is the holiday of the fiel

Society | April 28, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 678
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