May 24 – day of Slavic First Educators and Enlighteners

The Day of Bulgarian education and culture and Slavonic Script (May 24) is closely related to the work and the deed of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church which canonized them as saints honors Cyril and..

published on 5/24/19 8:20 AM
The monument of St. St. Cyril and Methodius at Mikulčice

Mikulčice village on Morava River keeps the spirit of Cyril and Methodius alive

Every year on 24 May, the day of Bulgarian education, culture and the Slavic alphabet, Bulgarians from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany throng to the village of Mikulčice in the Czech Republic. A lot of other..

published on 5/24/19 8:00 AM

Archaeologists versus Treasure Hunters game or how to preserve our own history

We have serious problem with treasure hunters in Bulgaria, because every day they damage heavily the archaeological sites. We can restore our state, demography and economy, but if we destroy our history we will not be able to buy it later. That..

published on 5/19/19 8:00 AM

Welcome to the Middle Ages!

They call Mezdra "a town born of history". At this place in northwestern Bulgaria a fortified village existed in the 4 th millennium BC. Later the Kaleto Fortress was erected at the same place. These days the restored and preserved..

published on 5/16/19 4:40 PM

Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours Saints Cyril and Methodius

Today the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours the memory of Saints Cyril and Methodius – the people who created the Slavic alphabet. By the end of the 9 th century the two brothers were venerated as saints, and the first signs that 11..

published on 5/11/19 8:20 AM

Onboard the Fleet’s History on Bravery Day

On May 6 – Bravery Day and Day of the Bulgarian Army the National Museum of Military History traditionally welcomes visitors free of charge. The guests of the museum will have the opportunity to enter the cockpit of MI-8 transport helicopter..

published on 5/6/19 8:45 AM

Major-General Dimitar Pernikliyski’s house in Sofia is a monument of culture, restored thanks to its new owner

The topic of preservation of Bulgarian cultural heritage has long been part of public agenda. In the capital city of Sofia alone, the number of buildings - monuments of culture is about 800. Problems related to their status, given by the..

published on 5/2/19 1:32 PM
The Conversion of the Bulgarians – miniature from the Vatican copy of the Manassius Chronicle

Knyaz Boris I Mihail- one of the most far-sighted rulers in Bulgarian history

Knyaz Boris  I Mihail is one of the most significant personalities of the First Bulgarian Kingdom (681-1018). His name is inextricably linked to the historical destiny of the Bulgarian people and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, which..

published on 5/2/19 8:55 AM

Easter in Bulgaria’s Germanski Monastery

Erected in honor and for the glorification of St. Ivan Rilski, the heavenly protector of Bulgaria, the monastery near the village of German is one of the attractive places for meeting Easter in Bulgaria. In bright days like today, the monastery..

published on 4/28/19 8:35 AM

Easter in Old Nessebar

Every town has its unique beauty, making it different from others. The magic of Bulgaria’s Nessebar is not only in the fact that it is surrounded by sea and only a narrow strip, called the "isthmus", connects it with mainland, nor in the cobbled..

published on 4/26/19 8:10 AM