Nobel Prize of children's literature nominee Julia Spiridonova

International Children's Book Day

2 April is International Children's Book Day, the day of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. This year the event is hosted by USA which has chosen as its message “The music of words”. On this day the International Board on Books for Young People..

published on 4/2/21 11:55 AM

Korudjikov studio creates glass masterpieces

Working with glass has become a family tradition and source of income for a family from Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. Borislav Korudjikov is a pioneer in this craft.Today he is among the most famous master glassmakers in Bulgaria. He lectures glass..

updated on 3/25/21 1:49 PM

Sofia also marks 700th anniversary of Dante's death

Marking the 700th anniversary of the death of the Father of Italian Language Dante Alighieri starts in Sofia with an exhibition. It can be seen in the pedestrian part of Paris Street in the Bulgarian capital city in the next three..

published on 3/25/21 11:34 AM
Tatyana Lolova

Bulgarian stage and screen legend Tatyana Lolova dies aged 87

The great Bulgarian actress Tatyana Lolova passed away at the age of 87. "I'm not a star, I'm a sun," the renowned actress used to say. Tatyana Lolova was born on February 10, 1934 in Bulgaria's capital Sofia. Her father was Bulgarian and her..

updated on 3/23/21 7:52 PM

Brazilian movie The Pink Cloud is winner at the Sofia International Film Festival

The grand prize of the 25th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival goes to "The Pink Cloud" by Brazilian director Iuli Gerbase , BNT has reported. The film tells the story of a pink toxic cloud that forces people to stay..

published on 3/21/21 10:45 AM
Still shot from the documentary

Bulgarian film "Silent Heritage" produced by HBO to be shown in 23 countries

The Bulgarian documentary "Silent Heritage", produced by HBO, tells the story of the sign language interpreter Tanya Dimitrova, who has been translating at the press briefings of Bulgaria's National Coronavirus Operations Headquarters since the..

published on 3/17/21 7:22 PM

Celebration of Irish culture will mark Saint Patrick’s Day in Bulgaria

For yet another year events in Bulgaria will mark an Irish holiday loved by many Bulgarians. It is the Day of Saint Patrick - a Christian missionary and patron saint of Ireland. On this occasion, the Embassy of Ireland in Bulgaria, with the..

published on 3/16/21 5:15 PM

Bulgarian Maria Bakalova with historic Oscar nomination

Bulgarian Maria Bakalova has become the first Bulgarian actress to be nominated for an Oscar. She will compete in the supporting female role category for her role in Borat 2. Her competitors will be actresses Glenn Close, Olivia..

published on 3/15/21 3:41 PM
Prof. Jenny Zaharieva

Prof. Jenny Zaharieva bestowed Honorary Sign of the President

Renowned Bulgarian pianist Prof. Jenny Zaharieva is to be awarded the Honorary Sign of the President of Bulgaria, the presidential press service has announced.  President Rumen Radev is to confer the award at a ceremony in the Presidency’s Coat of..

published on 3/15/21 5:45 AM

The breath of ghost villages or the music of silence

Wind in the branches, birdsong, raindrops and cracking glass from broken windows – this is what Bulgaria’s ghost villages sound like. In the region around Tryavna, a small town in the Balkan Range, there are some 100 old villages and..

published on 3/14/21 8:00 AM