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Bulgarian Orthodox Christians commemorate St. Petka

Venerable Praskeva of Epibates, also known as Saint Petka of Bulgaria, is held in high esteem by Orthodox Christians in this country. Her patron saint’s day falls on October 14, known in popular tradition as Petkovden. Venerable Paraskeva of..

published on 10/14/21 7:00 AM

Remains of the ancient polis of Heraclea Sintica take us back to the Age of Antiquity

Each year on October 9, Bulgaria marks the Ancient Culture Day. We are talking about the indisputable influence of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, which determined the overall development of Europe from 1,000 BC until the 6 th -7 th..

published on 10/9/21 8:10 AM

The Samokov Convent – an oasis of spirituality at the foot of Rila Mountain

This holy place was founded in 1772 as a convent of the Hilendar Monastery on Mount Athos. Over the decades, the convent of the Protection of the Mother of God (Pokrov Bogorodichen) was expanded as new buildings donated by locals were added to..

published on 10/2/21 9:05 AM

Novae - welcome to the legendary ancient town near Svishtov

Traces of the Roman legionary camp Novae are scattered very close to the Danube port city of Svishtov. It was founded in 45 AD by order of Emperor Claudius and like many other settlements in Bulgaria, it was built on the ruins of an earlier..

published on 9/25/21 10:05 AM
The building of Sofia's Central Baths

Taking a stroll in a neighbourhood of the capital city dubbed the Sofia Montmartre

The architecture of the capital of Bulgaria Sofia has undergone multiple changes since the city was declared the administrative and cultural hub, and the centre of public life in Bulgaria in 1879. Despite the relentless passage of time and..

published on 9/17/21 9:00 AM

Plovdiv - the city of Bulgaria’s Unification Day

An impressive monument stands on Saedinenie (Unificartion) Square in Plovdiv, reminiscent of the historical events of 1885 , when Bulgaria managed to reunite its two halves - Eastern Rumelia and the Principality of Bulgaria. The Monument to..

published on 9/5/21 2:10 PM

Ancient rituals for health and warding off calamity

As August temperatures soar to 40 C and over, wildfires rage, not to mention the Covid-19 pandemic, we at Radio Bulgaria decided to take a look at how our ancestors viewed calamity in their lives. There are two ancient rituals for warding..

published on 8/21/21 10:45 AM

On the feast of the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the village of Saparevo

The Assumption of the Theotokos   (August 15) is the largest of all church holidays dedicated to the Mother of God. It is associated with the so-called dormition of the Holy Theotokos. Before leaving the earthly world, the 64-year-old Virgin..

published on 8/15/21 7:00 AM

40 years since the first Bulgarian artificial satellite was launched into space

On August 7, 1981at 13:35, the first Bulgarian artificial satellite "Intercosmos Bulgaria - 1300" was launched into outer space from the spaceport "Plasetsk" in Russia. It is also known as "Intercosmos 22", and its launch into orbit was..

published on 8/7/21 6:50 AM

Recalling the Olympic achievements of Bulgarian track-and-field athletes

The world's highest sports forum - the Olympic Games, does not leave indifferent even people who do not closely follow world championships and other sporting events. The successes of Bulgarian athletes are written in golden letters in the..

published on 8/2/21 3:52 PM