The traditional martenitsa amulet is running to find a place on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.
The nomination has been launched at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the organization in South Korea. The martenitsa is a joint nomination of four countries where this custom is common – Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Macedonia.
Though there is an ongoing dispute of the origin of the martenitsa and it is found in various legends, Bulgarians, Macedonians, Romanians and Moldovans exchange red-and-white tassels on March 1 for the sake of health and luck.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, before the European Council meeting in Brussels. After their meeting PM Borissov said that Frans Timmermans had encouraged him, stating that the..
At a discussion on the transparency of the election process, President Rumen Radev proposed that the question be considered of introducing video surveillance at constituency election commissions. This will ensure transparency of vote counting,..
15 million euro is the sum allocated under the Bulgaria-Turkey Cross-border Cooperation Programme until 2020. The funding is primarily for proposals connected with the environment and sustainable tourism. 42 projects submitted by municipal and..