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Reuters, Bulgarian State TV Reporters Awarded for Professionalism in Iraq

Defense Minister Svinarov awarded Wednesday Sofia-based Reuters photographer Oleg Popov and Bulgarian national television reporter Elena Yoncheva for their professionalism in covering the war in Iraq.

Society | April 30, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 962

Bulgaria Celebrates Easter

Bulgaria marked Easter on Sunday, after Patriarch Maxim served a solemn Easter liturgy at the St Nedelya Church in Sofia. The service in the night to Sunday was attended by President Parvanov, a ceremony broadcasted by the National Television.

Society | April 27, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

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 for the Orthodox Christians all over the world.

Society | April 26, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 975

Orthodox Bulgarians Flock to Churches on Good Friday

This year, April 25 is Good Friday for orthodox Bulgarians. It is the Friday before Easter and it is believed to be the day Jesus has been crucified.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 380

Bulgaria's Best Investigating Journalists Get Awarded

Bulgarian journalists were awarded on Thursday by British media experts and the UK embassy in Sofia for their investigations.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 489

Striking Spectacle of Authentic Bulgarian Dances, Songs in Sofia

Performers of authentic Bulgarian songs and dances took the breath of the public with an impressive spectacle on Thursday night in Sofia's National Palace of Culture. The first private-run folklore ensemble in Bulgaria - Bulgare - staged a show that is m

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 475

National Contest against Smoking in Bulgaria Nears End

The deadline for sending pictures for participation in the National contest "No smoking" expires April 25. This is the seventh time the contest takes place in an effort to motivate children live a healthier life.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 886

Slavi's Joke: Choice

So, here is a fairy tale! Once upon a time there lived a very wise man who had a son. The son had have long entered that specific age when marriage is imperative but had not mentioned a single word on the issue.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Fashion: Jil Sander Returns?

Fans of the mistress of minimalism, Jil Sander, will be happy to hear that she might return to the label that bears her name.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Science: Tea Helps Fight Off Infections

Drinking tea may prime the immune system to fight infections, researchers have said.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 702

Pets: Fight the Fleas

Normally only adult fleas live on pets, and often they remain there only long enough to feed. Eggs may be laid on the pet, but usually fall off into the environment where conditions are right for them to develop (through a multistage life cycle) into adul

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Health: Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!

does not have to be about sweaty locker rooms or overpriced gymnasiums. It can be simple, fun and easy to add to our daily schedules.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Forks and Corks: Fig Pie

Ingredients: 210 g all-purpose flour, 50 g sugar, 125 g butter, 1 egg, 350 g figs Instructions: Sift flour and salt together and set aside.

Society | April 25, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Orthodox Bulgarians Colour Eggs Red on Holy Thursday

The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter for the Orthodox Christians all over the world. The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy.

Society | April 24, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Holiday of Flowers, Trees Celebrated in Bulgaria

Tsvetnitsa-Vrabnitsa (Palm Sunday) is one of the biggest Bulgarian holidays, rich in a variety of customs, songs and melodies.

Society | April 20, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

Bulgarians Celebrate Best-Loved Spring Festival on St Lazar's Day

The Lazarovden ceremonies, called Lazarouvane, have long lost their magic and ritual functions, but remains one of the best-loved Bulgarian traditions today. The Saturday before Easter is a festival devoted to young girls, pastures, fields and woods.

Society | April 19, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1423

Enter the Solarium

Artificial tanning is in a different league from tanning under natural sunlight, because the length of exposure time and the specific proportions of the ultra violet are CONTROLLED and are designed to both maximise tanning and to minimise any dangers of b

Society | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 993

Getting There: Vratsa

Vratsa is a town situated at the foot of Vratsa Mountain, famous for its ancient history and beautiful nature. Legend has it that the town's name (Vratsata) dates back to 16th century when a big rock gate surrounded the town and was the only entrance to i

Society | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

Forks&Corks: Cheese Cake

Ingredients: 1/2 pack biscuits, 2 tbs sugar, 2 tbs butter or margarine; 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 tbs corn starch, 1 vanilla sugar, 250 g cream cheese, 1 cup cream, 2 eggs, 3 egg whites, 1/4 kg sugar, 1 small jar of cherry jam. Instructions: Grease

Society | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Pets: Your Dog Can Be a Star

Do you think your dog might like her moment of fame? Try entering her in a parade or coming up with a special holiday outfit. You might start out with simple props like a sun visor for the beach or a neckerchief for Western flair.

Society | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Health: Spring Allergies

Allergies happen when your immune system -- which normally protects your body against invading agents -- overreacts to a minor annoyance. When an allergic person inhales pollen, the immune system falsely identifies these particles as a threat and mobilize

Society | April 18, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203
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