Feast of the Cross at the Forest of the Cross

On September the 14th the Christian world marks the day of Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-creating Cross or the Feast of the Cross. According to church tradition, Saint Helena – mother of Emperor Constantine the Great was a..

published on 9/14/17 11:32 AM

The Bulgarian Unification – lesson that showed people unity means strength

On September 6, Bulgaria marks the Day of Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia. Events that would lead to this important date for us started on March 3, 1878 with the signing of the Treaty of San Stefano between Russia..

published on 9/6/17 8:00 AM

Ancient Bulgarian stone figures continue to stir scientific discussions

In the 7th century the Proto-Bulgarians led by Khan Asparuh crossed the Danube to create a new Bulgarian state in 681 on the territory of today's northeastern Bulgaria. The first capital city was Pliska and next Preslav became capital. During..

published on 9/3/17 8:00 AM

Black Sea’s Pomorie – a historical place to revisit

The town of Pomorie is situated some 20 km away from Burgas. Every Bulgarian has heard the song of Nedyalko Yordanov named A Family Memory of Pomorie and whoever has visited the place would love to return there. It simply has it all –..

published on 8/29/17 11:45 AM

Sofia’s Buyuk Mosque houses National Archaeological Museum

If you ever wanted to feel the spirit of Sofia that bears the marks of different historical eras and shows how various cultures that existed on these lands interacted and intertwined, you would pay a visit to the historical center of the city...

published on 8/26/17 2:25 PM

“With Manol Mihailov’s songs” folklore competition – the new addition to the Petrova Niva festival

For the people of Strandzha the locality called Petrova Niva holds special significance. It was here that, in 1903, a congress was held that made the decision to call an uprising – the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie uprising – which was brutally..

published on 8/23/17 1:14 PM

The people of Ovchartsi village believe the Virgin Mary protects them from misfortunes and natural calamities

The 15 th of August is Assumption Day, a feast particularly venerated across the Bulgarian lands, connected with the Mother of God – patroness of childbirth, of motherhood and the giving of life. In towns and villages where there is a church or a..

published on 8/15/17 11:07 AM

Family stories help fitting puzzle pieces of the past

Bulgarian history is a constant source of facts that can always surprise us. The way of presenting these facts, however, is also importantas boring information would destroy the interest of readers. Almost every Bulgarian family keeps stories..

published on 8/8/17 1:20 PM
Bishop Stefan, Patriarch Kiril and the Monument of Gratitude to the people who saved the Jews in Plovdiv

There is no token of citizenship greater than the saving of the Bulgarian Jews

The Nobel committee will be holding its award ceremony in just a few months’ time and for the first time this year, Bulgaria is being mentioned in connection with the prizes. Because of the act of heroism of the Bulgarian Orthodox church and its..

published on 7/21/17 12:04 PM

Honouring St. Marina as an element of life and tradition in Botevo village

Not far from Botevo village, 30 kilometers to the East of Dobrich and 35 to the North of Varna, in a locality where medicinal water flows from what is known as the Marina spring, rise the white walls of the St. Marina monastery. According to..

published on 7/17/17 2:50 PM