A new museum opens in an ancient Smolyan house

A new museum has opened in Smolyan. It is arranged in the ancient Hajitchonev House. Both the idea and the execution is credited to the Rhodope Hajduks youth group. The group's mission is to preserve and promote cultural heritage in the region of..

published on 1/8/17 9:05 AM

Epiphany and Synaxis of St. John the Baptist

After the Christmas and New Year holidays Epiphany and the Synaxis of St. John the Baptist are among the most popular winter holidays in Bulgaria. In the sphere of spirituality they seem to purify the festive atmosphere from the material..

published on 1/6/17 12:36 PM

Archaeology looking for first Proto-Indo-Europeans

The excavations of Associate Prof. Dr. Stefan Alexandrov and Associate Prof. Dr. Anelia Bozhkova from the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at the Bulgarian Acamey of Sciences were part of the so-called rescue archaeology events in..

published on 1/3/17 2:23 PM

St. Stephen’s Day celebrated today

St. Stephen’s Day is the last festive day over the ‘Christmas cycle’ of the year. It is marked on the third day after Christmas – December 27, when Orthodox Christianity honors the memory of St. Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen – the first..

published on 12/27/16 1:26 PM

Christmas time with Metropolitan Antonyi

It’s Christmas! Christians are expecting the great mystery – the birth of Christ. At this moment we are together with Metropolitan of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church for West and Central Europe Antonyi. “Merry Christmas! It is one of the..

published on 12/25/16 8:00 AM

Bulgaria in WWI: 1916

The 1916: Victories and Challenges exhibition has been unveiled at the National Museum of Military History, dedicated to World War I and more particularly to this country’s participation in the conflict in 1916. The latter entered it in 1915 and..

published on 12/11/16 8:35 AM
Weapons and personal belongings of Goryani fighters and a monument to those killed in the anti-communist movement, built in the village of Tsalapitsa, near Plovdiv

Before Hungary and Czechoslovakia it was Bulgaria’s Goryani Movement that fought against communist regime

Bulgaria also had its armed resistance against the communist regime imposed on the country after a coup. It was actually the first to fight against the Stalinist model of dictatorship established after the occupation of Bulgaria by the Red Army..

published on 12/6/16 2:14 PM

Ancient mosaics to add to Plovdiv’s retro charm

One of Europe’s most ancient settlements – the city of Plovdiv, continues to reveal its secrets. We are talking here about the Great Basilica of what used to be Philipopolis back then. The task of the archaeologists this time was to search..

published on 11/27/16 8:40 AM

Deaf stones whispering…

The impressive ancient complex of Gluhite Kamani /Deaf Stones/ next to the Malko Gradishte village, Lyubimets Municipality in the Northeast Rhodope Mountain was first discovered by Czech brothers Hermann and Karel Škorpil in the early 20 th..

published on 11/24/16 10:35 AM

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral downtown Sofia marks its patron saint’s day

Today the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral downtown Sofia marks its patron saint’s day. The cathedral was built after the 1877 – 1878 Russo – Turkish War and named after the Russian saint whose relics are kept inside. The temple expresses the gratitude of..

published on 11/23/16 1:29 PM