Society

Bulgaria's Biggest Christmas Tree Lit Up in Sofia

The biggest Christmas tree in Bulgaria was lit up Thursday afternoon in capital Sofia. The lighting up ceremony launched the Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the capital.

Society | November 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1210

Bulgarian Harry Potter Star Awaits Life's Biggest Magic

Bulgarian-born Stanislav Ianevski, who plays the role of Viktor Krum in the latest Harry Potter blockbuster, shared with fans in Sofia that he was still waiting to discover life's biggest magic - true love.

Society | November 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 12249

Odd "Centaurs" Displayed in Central Sofia

A Bulgarian sculptor has put on display several "modern centaurs" that drew much attention in downtown Sofia.

Society | November 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 707

Pugatcheva, Bulgarian-born Kirkorov End in Divorce

Russian pop diva Alla Pugatcheva and Bulgarian-born Philip Kirkorov, Russia's richest and most flamboyant artist, announced officially their divorce. None of them however appears to be heartbroken over the split, which happened eight months ago.

Society | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3291

Chess Master, Runner are Bulgaria's Action Heroes

Chess grand Veselin Topalov and sprinting diva Ivet Lalova were named "Action Hero" for 2005, during a special ceremony in Sofia. TV channel AXN organized the event that asked media publishers and journalists to single out one action hero of each gender,

Society | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

Latest Harry Potter Novel Finally in Bulgarian

All Bulgarian Harry Potter fans who aren't fluent in his native language will get the chance to finally grab the latest volume of his adventures in Bulgarian.

Society | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2485

Japanese Jewelries Enchant Sofia

The unique jewelries of MIKIMOTO amazed Sofia November 23 during their two-day exhibition in Bulgaria's capital. Only a few lucky people were able to enjoy the beauty of the Japanese pearls during a special reception organized on the evening of November

Society | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

Sofia's Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski Celebrates Holiday

A special mass will be served Wednesday to mark the holiday of the Sofia's landmark St Alexander Nevski Cathedral. The Cathedral, which is one of Sofia's most famous monuments, marks 81 years since it was inaugurated.

Society | November 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 575

Christo Back in Bulgaria

For the first time ever, Bulgaria born conceptual artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude exhibited more than sixty posters in his home country. The biggest and most representative exhibition of the world-famous artists in Bulgaria is housed at gallery

Society | November 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Harry Potter Richer than Prince Harry

With the success of the Harry Potter film series, British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the part of the young wizard, has become the richest teenager on the island, reports say. Even Prince Harry, the younger grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II,

Society | November 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2927

Most Smiling Lady Grabs Cosmo Top Prize

The most smiling, successful and sensational lady fan of Cosmopolitan Bulgaria has grabbed the magazine's top prize of BGN 20,000. Diana Bashovska, 29, from Burgas graduated in Balkan Studies, but dedicated her occupational carrier to real estate brokera

Society | November 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1681

Greek Men Happy to Say "I Do" to Bulgarian Brides

Men from Northern Greece who have tied the knot with Bulgarian brides live in marital satisfaction and success, says Greek agency ANA-MPA, citing officials.

Society | November 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2163

USD 5 M to Replicate New York District in Sofia

US movie company Nu Image will fork out about USD 5 M for replicating a whole New York district in Sofia's Boyana film center. The restaurants, shops, streets and crossroads will be built in Boyana for the new motion picture "The Code.

Society | November 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Precious Japanese Jewelries in Sofia

Japan's national treasures will be transported to Sofia Monday amid stepped up security. The masterpieces of the jewelry art will be in Bulgaria for the Days of the Japanese culture organized in the Balkan country.

Society | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550

Sofia Welcomes Hollywood Movie Directors

Hollywood movie directors the brothers Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes arrived Sunday in Bulgaria for the shooting of the "The Code."

Society | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

Sofia Kempinski Hosts Christmas Charity Bazaar

The Sofia Kempinski Zografski Hotel welcomed special guests from all over the world at the opening of the charity Christmas bazaar on Sunday.

Society | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 761

Bulgaria Marks Universal Children's Day

Bulgaria was one of the many countries in the world that marked November 20 the Universal Children's Day. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rig

Society | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 674

Art Lovers Await Christo's 1st Ever Exhibit in Bulgaria

Bulgaria art lovers are impatiently waiting for the opening of the first ever exhibition of Bulgaria born conceptual artist Christo. The exhibition will be opened November 22 in the gallery "Academy" with the National Art Academy, where the famous artist

Society | November 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 573

Sofia Picks 1st Bulgarian Skyscraper Architect

The"Four Seasons" skyscraper project of architect Nikolay Simeonov won this year's Golden VIZAR at the European Architectural Awards VIZAR'2005 handed in Sofia. More than a hundred projects competed for the top award and the right to build up Sofia's fir

Society | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2129

Coppola's Hat Sold for EUR 1,500 at Bulgarian Charity Tender

A hat of the top filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has been sold for BGN 3,000 (EUR 1,500) at a charity tender in the northern Bulgarian city Dobrich. The charity tender was held by the "Motherly care" union that organizes such events every year to collect

Society | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Cat Lovers Enjoy Major Sofia Show

Cat lovers in Bulgaria saw a major show organized in Sofia, as Bulgaria's capital city hosted an international cat exhibition. The exhibition was organized by the National Feline Federation and was under the patronage of the Federation International Feli

Society | November 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775
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