Plovdiv Surpasses Varna to Become Second Most Populous Municipality in Bulgaria

Recent data released by the National Statistical Institute reveals significant shifts in the population rankings of Bulgaria's municipalities, with Plovdiv emerging as the new second most populous municipality, surpassing Varna

Society | May 8, 2024, Wednesday // 12:22 | Viewed: 2573

AstraZeneca Initiates Global Recall of COVID-19 Vaccine

In a significant move that reverberates across the global vaccination landscape, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a worldwide recall of its COVID-19 vaccine

Society » Health | May 8, 2024, Wednesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 3177

COVID-19 Impact: Bulgaria's Grim Milestone as Highest Death Rate in EU

Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, unveiled alarming findings regarding Bulgaria's COVID-19 mortality rates in 2021, shedding light on the nation's sobering position atop the EU's death rate chart

Society » Health | May 8, 2024, Wednesday // 09:06 | Viewed: 2394

Inside Bulgaria's Railway System After the Price Hikes: Delays, Aging Trains, and Passenger Insights

As Bulgarian Railways (BDZ) recently hiked ticket prices, prompting scrutiny into the quality of service, a revealing glimpse into the state of the nation's railway infrastructure emerges

Society | May 8, 2024, Wednesday // 08:43 | Viewed: 2071

Weather in Bulgaria: Brace for Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms

Bulgaria is on high alert as the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) issues a Yellow Alert for impending heavy rain and thunderstorms across Western, Central, and Southeastern regions on May 8

Society » Environment | May 8, 2024, Wednesday // 08:11 | Viewed: 2229

Enhanced Mobility: Sofia Launches New Tram Line and Transit Improvements

As of today, Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is rolling out a series of enhancements to its public transportation system, including the launch of a new tram line and improvements to existing services

Society | May 7, 2024, Tuesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 4296

Tragedy Strikes: Teen Driver Hits Two Girls in Sopot, Bulgaria

In a devastating incident in Sopot, Bulgaria, an 18-year-old driver with only one month of driving experience behind the wheel struck two 15-year-old girls, leaving one of them in critical condition and fighting for her life

Society » Incidents | May 7, 2024, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2139

Controversy Erupts Over New Traffic and Parking Changes, Including Bike Lanes, in Sofia's City Center

The recent implementation of traffic and parking adjustments along key boulevards and streets in Sofia's city center has sparked heated debates and disputes among residents

Society | May 7, 2024, Tuesday // 12:00 | Viewed: 3372

Bright Tuesday: Bulgarians Celebrate the Resurrection

Today marks a significant day of celebration for Bulgarians as they observe Bright Tuesday, the second day of Bright Week in the Orthodox Christian calendar

Society » Culture | May 7, 2024, Tuesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 2082

From Today: Bulgaria Implements New Train Ticket Prices with Average Increase of 20%

Commuters and travelers in Bulgaria are bracing for a hike in train ticket prices, as the national rail carrier rolls out revised fares starting today

Society | May 7, 2024, Tuesday // 09:00 | Viewed: 2489

Weather in Bulgaria: Sunshine and Thunderstorms

Brace yourselves for a blend of sunshine, scattered clouds, and the occasional rumble of thunder in Bulgaria today

Society » Environment | May 7, 2024, Tuesday // 08:13 | Viewed: 1710

Bulgaria's Day of Courage: Honoring St. George and the Bulgarian Army

On May 6th, Bulgarians commemorate St. George's Day, a significant occasion intertwined with the nation's history and traditions

Society » Culture | May 6, 2024, Monday // 09:00 | Viewed: 5950

Inside Bulgaria's Easter Celebrations: Traditions Passed Through Generations

Today marks the joyous celebration of Easter, one of the most significant holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar.

Society » Culture | May 5, 2024, Sunday // 09:00 | Viewed: 2826

Honoring Ancestors and Embracing Renewal: Holy Saturday in Bulgaria

As Bulgaria enters Holy Saturday, a day steeped in age-old customs and spiritual significance, families across the nation prepare for a solemn yet celebratory culmination of Holy Week

Society » Culture | May 4, 2024, Saturday // 09:00 | Viewed: 2441

Sacred Observance: Bulgaria Commemorates Good Friday with Reverence

Today marks Good Friday in Bulgaria, a day of solemn reflection and reverence as Christians commemorate the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ

Society » Culture | May 3, 2024, Friday // 09:00 | Viewed: 2725

Celebrating Ivan Milev: A Painter Honored on Bulgaria's 5 Leva Banknote

Ivan Milev Lalev was a Bulgarian painter and scenographer regarded as the founder of the Bulgarian Secession and a representative of Bulgarian modernism, combining symbolism

Society » Culture | May 2, 2024, Thursday // 11:00 | Viewed: 6886

Egg-cellent Traditions: Painting Eggs and Celebrating Maundy Thursday in Bulgaria

Maundy Thursday, observed on April 13 this year, marks a significant moment in Holy Week for Bulgarians, rich in traditions and spiritual meaning. It is the day before the Resurrection feast, where ancient customs intertwine with religious rituals

Society » Culture | May 2, 2024, Thursday // 09:00 | Viewed: 3482

PM Dimitar Glavchev Ordered the Cancellation of the Council of Ministers' decision to Establish the Private Multiprofile Hospital in Sofia

Caretaker Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev ordered the cancellation of the Council of Ministers' decision to establish the private Mom and Me Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment in Sofia, the government press service said on Saturday.

Society » Health | May 1, 2024, Wednesday // 19:05 | Viewed: 3431

From Red Eggs to Lamb: Unveiling the Rich Flavors of Bulgarian Easter

Easter approaches, anticipation builds for one of the most cherished Christian holidays celebrated in Bulgaria

Society » Culture | May 1, 2024, Wednesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 4080

May Weather Rollercoaster: Bulgaria's Temperature Swings and Precipitation Patterns

As Bulgaria transitions into May, meteorologists predict a rollercoaster of temperatures, ranging from autumnal lows to summery highs across the country.

Society » Environment | May 1, 2024, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 3225

From Chicago to Sofia: May 1st and the Global Fight for Workers' Rights

May 1st marks Labor Day and International Workers' Solidarity, observed by countries around the world to honor the contributions of workers and advocate for labor rights

Society | May 1, 2024, Wednesday // 08:55 | Viewed: 2636
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