What the world looked like through the eyes of our ancestors, who lived more than 100 years ago? A travelogue collection from the beginning of the 20 th century answers this question. The anthology “Bulgarians traveling the world in the early..
The Christmas or Nativity Lent begins, which according to Christian tradition lasts 40 days, start today. Along with abstaining from food of animal origin, Christian fasting also means abstaining from bad and sinful thoughts, words and deeds...
Plague, smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis, and cholera… Spanish flu came later and nowadays - coronavirus. The epidemics in Bulgarian lands can have devastating force. They not only affect demographics, but change the course of history. Such was the..
On November 11, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church commemorates the feast of the Holy Great Martyr Mina (Saint Menas), considered the patron saint of the family and guardian of orphans and the homeless . Believers pray to St. Mina for the health and..
In Bulgaria, the date of November 10, 1989 is perceived as the beginning of the transition from Socialism to democracy. Three decades of slow readjustment of Bulgarian society followed. However, the initial joy and hope for a better life..
On November 8, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours the Seven Archangels - these are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salathiel, Yehudiil, and Barachiel, the heavenly warriors of light and justice. In Bulgarian beliefs, the eldest of all angels..
Today is Archangel's All Souls’ Day - the third in the Orthodox Church calendar. The days for venerating the dead are always on a Sunday - reminiscent of the day before the Resurrection of Christ. According to church rules, the days for..
This year's archaeological season at the oldest salt mining center in Europe, which dates back to the 5 - 4 th millennium BC and became the first prehistoric town on the continent, is now over. The site is located near the present town of..
The first national enlighteners instilled in people’s hearts the thirst for knowledge and the urge for freedom and with their enlightening mission helped in realizing the national ideal. In today's uncertain world, we again need individuals to..
For the first time the book of the Franciscan monk Blasius Kleiner, dedicated to the Bulgarian history, was published in Bulgaria in 1977. The monk's manuscript had spent a long time in oblivion in the archives of the Franciscans in Budapest. It was..
The growth of the number of coronavirus patients in recent weeks dictates the need for very restrictive measures. Otherwise, the health system..
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov opposes a new complete lockdown of the country because of the spread of Covid-19, although there is serious pressure on the..
Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate from Covid-19 in the EU , according to the European Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, quoted by 24 Chasa..