Bulgaria Enjoys White Christmas

Snow cover across Bulgaria is slim - no more than 1-2 cm - with snowfalls in Northwestern Bulgaria, mainly Botevgrad and Samokov. Temperatures below zero are to make roads icy and slippery so drivers are advised to be very careful and avoid, if possible,

Society | December 25, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

Orthodox Bulgarians Mark Christmas Earlier than Russians, Serbs

Bulgarian orthodox Christians that constitute 82.6% of the country's population will celebrate Christmas on December 25 together with most Christians but unlike the orthodox believers in Jerusalem, Russia, Georgia and Serbia.

Society | December 25, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Bulgarians Gather for Christmas Eve Supper

Christmas Eve is one of the oldest family holiday, also called Malka koleda /Little Christmas/, which follows a forty-day Advent, starting on 15 November. Folk beliefs hold it that the Mother of God began her labours on St.

Society | December 24, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 610

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Society | December 22, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 845

Bulgarian Archeologists "Found Thracian Sacred Valley"

Famous Bulgarian archaeologist Georgi Kitov said he found the "sacred valley" of ancient Thracians. After three years of excavations in the vicinity of the village of Starosel in central Bulgaria, his team has unearthed six Thracian temples.

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3548

Video Premieres (rentals)

**Windtalkers** Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Christian Slater, Noah Emmerich

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 477

Christmas Pets

Want a pet? Then be prepared for the responsibilities this involves for the entire lifetime of the animal, Christmas included. Make sure that it is comfortable, well fed and groomed.

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Health: "Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever"

The old wives' tale, "feed a cold and starve a fever", has long been dismissed as stupid by doctors. But new research in the Netherlands suggests that feeding and fasting have dramatically different effects on the immune system.

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

Fashion: Hair & Hats for Festive Season

Precision and definition can alter any look, a change we all need when long-awaited holidays come. Hair and hats are important ingredients for the festive season.

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Slavi's Joke: Christmas

Christmas is coming, the time when people start to stock up on a variety of products, primarily pork. Infected by this mood two young men, quite stalwart and not very bright, decided to get ready for the holiday.

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

Science: Why Males Bear Pain Better

Males are better at tolerating pain than females because of a key difference in how the sexes transmit pain messages, researchers have found. A protein called GIRK2 plays a major role in pain sensation and drug sensitivity in males, but is not as importan

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

Hot Movies/Sofia Premieres

TREASURE PLANET Action/Adventure, Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Animation

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

Cinema Listings

(December 20th - December 26th) **BIAD**

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

Getting There: Gela - Craddle of Orpheus

Gela is one of the oldest settlements in the Rhodopi with a history of over 3,300 years. In the early writings of the ancient Greeks, it was connected with the Rhodopi sanctuary of Dyonysios and the birthplace of the mythical singer Orpheus.

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 706

Forks&Corks: Round Loaf

The Christmas Eve feast in Bulgaria should be plentiful and the dishes - vegetarian and odd in number. Traditionally, the Christmas fare provided at table includes also garlic, walnuts, honey, onion, summer fruit kept fresh, wine, brandy - everything that

Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Riviera Beach Hotel Got Two Prestigious Awards

Hotel Riviera Beach in the holiday club Riviera near the Black Sea town of Varna won two more prestigious awards this year. Riviera Beach was named "Hotel of the Year 2002" and was awarded for most efficient investment in tourism.

Society | December 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 497

Danone Employees Worked in Aid of Disabled Children

The employees of dairy producer Danone-Serdika dedicated 1,000 working hours to 153 mentally retarded children. The resources provided by the work of 300 people were donated on Wednesday to the youngsters in the special homes for mentally retarded in Bulg

Society | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Get Some Christmas Cheer

There is a little bit over a week till Christmas! Christmas is coming and it's time to feel the Christmas spirit! A good way to do that is to decorate your home for the holiday. Following are several easy ways to decorate for Christmas.

Society | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530

Hilton Sofia with Exciting Party Guide for Christmas and New Year

Hilton Sofia announced great opportunities in its party guide for Christmas and New Year. Throughout the Festive Season Hilton's Executive Chef Andre Tokev will present a spectacular display of gourmet delights and a splendid selection of homemade delicac

Society | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Zucchero Plays Santa Claus in Bulgaria

Italian rock icon Zucchero arrived in Sofia with plans to throw a hard-hitting concert and to play Santa Claus for the first time in his life. The star was moved when 20 children from a Bulgarian orphanage sent him their Christmas wishes.

Society | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Santa Lucia Crowned in Sofia

The Bulgarian Queen of Light was crowned by Interior Ministry Chief Secretary General Boyko Borissov on Friday night . Ambassador Ask announced earlier during the week that the winner in the Santa Lucia competition in Bulgaria is Elena Tihomirova from t

Society | December 13, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502
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