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Young Bulgarian Talents Awarded Scholarships

Twelve Bulgarian students were awarded scholarships in a competition prizing the young talents in the art field on Tuesday. The competition was held for the second time by "Gallery of the Bulgarian Talents" fund, jointly established by Todoroff wine cell

Society | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1743

Bulgarian Pop Diva Heads Jury for Music Idol Auditions

Four Bulgarian musicians will choose the participants in the Music Idol talent contest, which will be on TV screens from March.

Society | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2806

Bansko Culture Sweeps Sofia

Masked well-wishers (koukeri) from Bulgaria's mountain hotspot of Bansko paraded through Sofia on Sunday. Part of the "Bansko Visits Sofia" initiative, the parade heralded a concert of folk music from the Pirin Mountains that will take place Sunday eveni

Society | January 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgaria's Movie Art Honoured with Nameless "Oscars"

Bulgaria's movie guild gathered Saturday for the second annual film awards in the country. The local "Oscars" still don't have a name, but that doesn't stop those who win the female statuette from feeling proud of their achievement.

Society | January 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1247

Breast Boosting Drink Drives Foreigners to Bulgaria

European men are flocking to Bulgaria to buy "breast-boosting" beverage after EU accession led to customs duties on the drink being abolished. The drink called Boza, made from fermented wheat flour and yeast, is being snapped up by bar owners, shopkeeper

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6709

Roma New Year Raises Spirits in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Roma population launched Friday celebrations of the New Year marked January 14 after their ancient traditions. Celebrated under the old-time Gregorian calendar, Roma's New Year is also known as Vassilitsa or Bango Vassilii (the Lame Bango).

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1585

Forks&Corks: Classic Creme Brule

INGREDIENTS: * 4 cups heavy cream

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 808

Bulgarians Discover Atrophy-Causing Mutated Gene

Bulgarian scientists have discovered a mutated gene that causes a number of atrophies.

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306

Scientists Inject Viruses to Treat Cancer

British scientists will start clinical tests on people of a new revolutionary method for cancer treatment. They will try to destroy cancer cells by infecting them with ordinary viruses, for example such ones that cause flu and colds.

Society | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1953

Bulgarian Rock Band with Concert on EuroSonic Festival

Bulgaria's rock band D_2 will take part in the EuroSonic Festival in Groningen, Holland, which starts on Thursday.

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279

Temperatures Hit New Record-High

Just a day after the people in Northern Bulgaria sweated out their warmest January 10 ever, temperatures broke a new record on Thursday. Highs stood at 13 C - 18 C, while lows varied from -1 C to 4 C.

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1772

New York City Sees Latest First Snow in 129 Years

The citizens of New York City had a chance to enjoy the first snowfall, although for a brief period of time.

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 813

Da Vinci 3D Exhibition Staged in Sofia

Unique reproductions and 3D scale models of Leonardo da Vinci's pictures have already come to Sofia, to be exhibited for more than two months. The exhibits are put on display at Sofia City Art Gallery under the heading "Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist and

Society | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1983

Northern Bulgaria Sweats Out Warmest Jan 10 Ever

People in Northern Bulgaria experienced their warmest January 10 on record this year. The mild weather that has been sweeping Bulgaria for weeks already reached a peak in the town of Vidin, where the mercury zoomed up to the record-high 18,2 C.

Society | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1009

New Year's Well-Wishers Visit Sofia's History Museum

A team of traditional well-wishers, known in Bulgaria as sourvakari, visited the National History Museum in Sofia on Wednesday. The sourvakari ritual is usually performed in the days around Christmas and New Year's Eve and it is supposed to bring good lu

Society | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1172

Da Vinci Goes 3D Exhibited in Sofia

Reproductions and 3D scale models of Leonardo da Vinci's pictures come to Bulgaria and will be exhibited in Sofia on Thursday.

Society | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

Thousands of Bulgarians Party on St. John's Day

The Orthodox Church in Bulgaria honours on January 7 Saint John the Baptist, who baptized Jesus.

Society | January 7, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1520

Bulgarian Bishop Blesses Fontana di Trevi in Rome

Bulgarian bishop Tihon, who is head of the Orthodox church for Western Europe, blessed the waters of the famous Fontana di Trevi in Rome. January 6 is celebrated each year as Epiphany day when John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the river of Jordan and th

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2017

The Guinness Go-to Guy Eyes New Record in Bulgaria

Ashrita Furman, holder of the most records in the Guinness World Records, is bracing up to add one more entry to his list of extraordinary feats. This he plans to do at Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

Russia Meets Christmas Eve

Religious services will begin in Russia's Orthodox churches late at night on the eve of Christmas traditionally celebrated in Russia on January 7. In his address to the believers, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia congratulated all Orthodox Rus

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1453

Bulgarians Ice-Dive on Jordan's Day

Rivers and lakes all over Bulgaria saw divers jumping into their waters this Saturday in commemoration of St Jordan's Day. The main ritual during the festival is throwing a cross into a river or a lake for men to dive for it.

Society | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1444
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