Christians mark Feast of Dormition of the Mother of God

In the middle of the hot month of August, Bulgarians pay honor to the Mother of God. The day of her Dormition (or falling asleep) is among the most important feasts in this country. Three days before her earthly journey ended, while she was..

published on 8/15/19 11:09 AM

Archeologists unearth church from 6th century near Gabrovo

An early Byzantine church, 20 by 10 meters in size, made from rock blocks and brick layers, with a floor lined with ceramic tiles has been discovered by archaeologists. It has two entrances on the south and west sides and an interesting altar..

published on 8/11/19 9:00 AM
Mosaic depicting the Seven Saints, above the main entrance of the church of the same name in Sofia

The Seven Saints contributed to the upsurge of Bulgaria’s literature and culture

On July 27, on the day of the Assumption of Saint Clement of Ohrid, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the Seven Saints (known as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi) – Saints Cyril and Methodius, the founders of the Slavonic Script, and their disciples..

published on 7/27/19 8:00 AM

3D models preserve masterpieces of secession architecture in Bulgaria

A new architecture style called secession emerged at the end of the 19 th and the beginning of the 20 th century. It is known as Art Nouveaux in some countries and Jugenstil or Modern in other.   It left its mark in plastic art,..

published on 7/24/19 1:36 PM

Bulgaria marks birth anniversary of its national hero Vasil Levski

On July 18 many Bulgarian towns honored with concerts, religious ceremonies and military rituals the birth anniversary of the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski (born in 1837). Levski is a founder of the Internal Revolutionary Organization..

published on 7/21/19 8:00 AM

In July Orthodox Bulgarians honor memory of Saint Marina the Great Martyr

In the middle of July the Orthodox Bulgarians honor the memory of Saint Marina the Great Martyr. The sixteen-year-old girl was sentenced to death in 289 AD, because of her belief in Jesus Christ. According to the popular belief in Bulgaria Saint..

published on 7/20/19 10:10 AM

Exhibition with artefacts from the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun unveiled in Burgas

The State Opera in Burgas hosts the exhibition Tutankhamun-an Unfinished Love Story. The exhibition shows the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun and presents for the first time in Bulgaria the treasures and sarcophagus with the..

published on 7/11/19 11:56 AM

Majesty of Old Bulgarian capital city comes alive with battle reenactments and culinary surprises

In the Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Turnovo, the 5th edition of the international festival "Medieval Tarnovgrad" /29 June - 01 July/, starts. This year, the forum is dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the rule of the great Bulgarian Tsar..

published on 6/28/19 9:25 AM

Exhibition in Lovech brings together prayers from all religions

Within the Bulgaria’s Communication Strategy, an exhibition entitled "Prayers in 5 Languages" has opened in the lobby of the Regional Administration of Lovech. This year, one of the topics is "Tolerance and prevention of hate speech". The..

published on 6/15/19 11:35 AM

Samokov-town of traditions going back to national revival period

The town of Samokov was known as the center of culture, enlightenment and famous icon-painters in the not so distant past. However, the development of this Bulgarian town was mainly boosted by iron ore mining that existed in the region since the middle..

published on 6/13/19 1:19 PM