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..
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..
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..
An old legend has it that all winds are born on Christmas Еve and baptized before Epiphany. In Bulgarian folklore, winds are classified first according to the four cardinal directions. The wind coming from the north is called Northerner, or..
Bulgaria marks 370 years since the publication of the first Bulgarian printed book - the collection of prayers "Abagar" . The book consists of five large sheets in the form of scrolls, on which short apocryphal prayers are printed . The sheets..
Tradition says that Easter eggs must be painted on Maundy Thursday by the oldest woman in the family. Wealthier households would dye 500-600 eggs – for all members of the family, for relatives and guests, for paupers and for travelers. Dyes..
In 1900, a 24-year old man coming from the family of a herbalist from Sopot left for Constantinople to learn the secret of herbs . His name was Ivan Raev and two decades later he was to make a name for himself in Italy as the inventor of “cura..
Molecules in yoghurt are effective in treating a variety of inflammatory conditions, including "cytokine storms" caused by Covid-19 , researchers at Ben-Gurion University in southern Israel said. The scientists who identified the molecules -..
On occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) held on April 18, Radio Bulgaria presents Bulgaria’s seven cultural sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List: The ancient town of Nessebar is located..
According to traditional belief while one is asleep the human soul or shadow departs from the body and leaves for the unknown and it is dreams that are the memories of these travels. Why we must never startle a person while they are..
The Romanian government has approved the bilateral agreement with Bulgaria on opening a ferry border checkpoint Giurgiu-Ruse on the Romania-Bulgaria..
Bulgarian state-owned gas company "Bulgargaz" announced late on Wednesday evening a tender for the supply of natural gas for the period from November..
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is to meet with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and the President of the Republic of North Macedonia..