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Bulgaria in the Grip of Wedding Bells Weirdness

Politicians and artists have made the topic of untraditional weddings one of the most discussed in Bulgaria over the past few days. Sculptor Vezhdi Rashidov proved that eccentricity is his middle name and twisted local traditions by marrying with five be

Society | November 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1575

Exhibit Reminds Bulgaria of Socialist Times

A special exhibition of communist paraphernalia marked November 10, the day when Chief Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) and Head of State Todor Zhivkov was dismissed from his post 17 years ago. Filled with reminiscences from the old times

Society | November 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1093

Bulgarian Track Tops France's Music Chart

The Dance 2006 compilation, which includes the Bulgarian song "Make Me High", reached number one on France's Top 40 album chart.

Society | November 10, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2446

Christie's Goes Ahead with Ancient Bulgarian Dish Sale

The Byzantine dish uncovered on Bulgarian land will go ahead for auctioning by Christie's, despite earlier reports a British court has halted the sale. The auction is scheduled for Thursday afternoon and the house has not announced any delay in the sale.

Society | November 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

Bulgaria's Gold Treasures Reproduced in Nail Art

Bulgarian manicurists will reproduce the country's gold treasures in nail art in the first national competition on that topic.

Society | November 9, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

Every Third Child in Bulgaria Willing to Take Drugs

Every third student above seventh grade in Bulgaria is willing to try drugs, education Minister Daniel Valchev said Wednesday at the start of the national information campaign for children's drug addiction prevention. The campaign is sloganed "Once you s

Society | November 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Tiger Baptised at Sofia Department Store

An eight-month-old tiger from Amur was baptised in a promotion move by the management of Sofia's central department store TZUM. The godmother's shoes were taken on by popular actress and singer Nona Yotova.

Society | November 8, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2265

Earth Wind and Fire Experience to Rock Sofia Audience

The world-famous Chicago band Earth Wind and Fire Experience will surprise Bulgarian audience with a concert on 13 November in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The jazz-funk band featuring the Al McKay Allstars group will open the annual Sofia Ja

Society | November 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1173

World Stars Sing Happy Birthday to Bulgaria's vivatel

A grandiose gig in downtown Sofia marked Sunday one-year birthday of vivatel, the third mobile operator of Bulgaria. Ukrainian hottie Ruslana, Romania's Morandi, Sweden's Da Buzz and a pleiad of local stars made the centre city scream and sing together w

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2356

Olli Rehn to Close Travelling "Mini Bulgaria"

The travelling exhibition revealing key historic and cultural moments of Bulgarian history will be officially closed by the EU commissioner for enlargement in Brussels. Olli Rehn will attend the final day of exhibition of "Bulgarian in Miniatures", which

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1819

Flower Jars Flag Bulgarian Women Protest

Bulgarian women placed hundreds of jars with flowers placed inside in a protest against health fund savings on fertility programs. The symbolic protest came in response to a decision of the National Health Fund to scrap financing of medicaments for women

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2600

Kylie Arrives for Comeback Tour

Kylie Minogue has returned to Sydney to resume the tour she cut short when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I'm thrilled to be back - I've been waiting for this day for such a long time," she told reporters at Sydney International Airport.

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1227

Mall of Sofia Witnesses Wedding Oaths

The largest shopping and entertainment centre Mall of Sofia has turned also into a silent witness of love offering space for a weekend wedding ceremony. Happy newly weds Milena Ivanova and Petko Georgiev chose the shelter of the mall to tie the knot and

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

Romani Music Queen Quakes Sofia

The queen of Romani music Esma Redzepova conquered Bulgarian audience with a concert on Sofia stage, 26 years after her first visit here.

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

Fashion Elite Celebrates Bulgarian Day on fTV

Sofia's fashion elite gathered for the fourth annual "Ulpia Serdica" awards, celebrating Bulgaria's day on fTV. In a glamorous show Friday evening, fashion journalists, artists, politicians and style experts heralded the European Days of the Bulgarian fa

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3418

Bulgarian Designers Dress Up Barbie for Blondes Week

The beauty queen of dolls - Barbie has a whole new wardrobe thanks to a pleiad of Bulgarian designers, who each created a unique outfit for her to mark the Week of Blondes in Sofia. Going back to their childhood, each of the designers gave Barbie the loo

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4514

TO DO

CELEBRATE... ...mobile operator vivatel's birthday in Sofia on Sunday with Ukrainian hottie Ruslana, Romanians Morandi, Sweden's Da Buzz and a pleiad of local stars.

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

TO GO

JAPANESE CULTURE INFORMATION CENTRE... ...where Sofia's citizens and guests will enjoy a ikebana exhibit within the initiative "17 Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria".

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Bulgarians Stumble Upon Unexpected Medusa Population

Bulgarian scientists have stumbled upon millions of salt-water inhabiting medusas in the Kurdzhaly Dam. With the waters comparatively warm for this season, fishermen and tourists first noted huge schools of jellyfish near the floating taverns in the area

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 846

Mish-Mash

Ingredients: 3 medium-sized tomatoes, 3 red peppers, 1 onion, 2-3 tbs. of vegetable oil, 200 gr.

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

"Bulgaria's Gold Rush" Leads Race for National Geographic Cover Story

Bulgaria's gold treasures stand chances of winning the cover picture and covers story of National Geographic magazine for its December issue. The visitors of magazine's Internet site have the opportunity to choose the cover picture of every issue.

Society | November 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2844
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