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Historical features of election process in Bulgaria

The election roulette is spinning once again. Bulgarian citizens are electing MPs for the 46th National Assembly. The democratic election process in this country has its own lasting traditions. As early as 1879, shortly after its Liberation,..

published on 7/11/21 6:00 AM

“Love, work and perseverance "– the motto of industrialist Pencho Semov from Gabrovo

Few Bulgarians have heard of Pencho Semov but what he created and his achievements are still a topic of discussion in his hometown. Known for his talent and knowledge, he was a true example of generosity and patriotism. This was typical for many..

published on 7/10/21 10:10 AM

Saints Peter and Paul Monastery near Veliko Tarnovo and its tumultuous history

In the 12 th -14 th century in the area of the old Bulgarian capital Tarnovo many monasteries were built, which established themselves as leading spiritual and cultural centres within the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Among them was St. St. Peter and..

published on 6/27/21 7:15 AM

Bulgarian embroideries from the National Revival Period featured in special catalog

Unique Bulgarian embroideries from the National Revival Period have been collected in a catalog by the Iskra Historical Museum in the town of Kazanlak. The luxury edition with rich images is called "Dyes and threads" and is one of the events..

published on 6/20/21 11:05 AM

Walnuts in folk songs and magical rituals

The walnut tree is one of the most common tree species in the Balkans. It also grows well in other European countries, as well as in Asia, North and South America. The walnut tree is one of the spring symbols of the nature reborn. The nuts are..

published on 6/13/21 6:10 AM

Ancient village of Dobarsko – a fount of surprises even for those who have come here before

Those who have once visited the village of Dobarsko want to come back again, because time is never enough to enjoy all local sights. The village reveals a stunning view of the entire Razlog Valley, the majestic Pirin Mountain and the..

published on 6/12/21 6:30 AM

Song about Hristo Botev

Revolutionary, poet, journalist, publisher. In his brief lifetime Hristo Botev wrote around 20 poems, even so the body of his work is considered to be the apex of Bulgarian literature. Deeply emotional, the verses he wrote when Vassil Levski..

published on 6/2/21 8:50 AM

A trip to the Rose Valley in the season of the “queen of flowers”

A legend has it that a Bulgarian who returned from Persia planted the first rose flower in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley. When the man was still in Persia, he fulfilled the will of a rich and powerful shah to build a mosque in the courtyard of his..

published on 5/28/21 4:30 PM

On May 24th Bulgarians celebrate spiritual development, culture and education

For Bulgarians, May 24 is one of the brightest days of the year. It is a celebration of spiritual elevation, of striving for perfection through the achievements of science and culture. On this day we celebrate the work of the educators of the..

published on 5/24/21 6:15 AM

Petrich Fortress touches the sky above the Avren Plateau

The late antique fortress of Petrich Kale has nothing to do with the town of Petrich in Southwestern Bulgaria. The fortification is located on the edge of the Avren Plateaue not far from Bulgaria’s sea capital Varna. Once, the fortress was..

published on 5/16/21 5:55 AM