The Dolmen at Nachovi Chairi locality near Topolovgrad is one of the best-preserved in Bulgaria’s territory

Millennia-old dolmens – the unfathomable secret of Bulgaria’s Sakar Mountain

Sakar is a mountain in Southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey. It is the lowest mountain and one of the most sparsely populated regions in the country. There have been claims that Sakar used to be a cradle of an ancient..

published on 8/15/20 7:00 AM

Assumption of Mary – the most revered feast of the Mother of God in the Christian world

Each year on August 15 thousands of people flock to the churches and monasteries bearing the name of the Holy Mother of God to revere her memory. Some of the worshippers even stay the night there on the holiday’s eve.Bulgarian popular belief..

published on 8/15/20 5:00 AM

Transfiguration of Jesus – a day that strengthens faith and gives courage in times of adversity

According to Gospel texts, on this day Jesus Christ revealed to three of his disciples that he was the Son of God. “You were transfigured upon the mount, O Christ our God, and Your disciples, insofar as they could bear, beheld Your glory...

published on 8/6/20 6:00 AM

Archaeologists discover coins dating to 4th century near Burgas

During the excavations of Aquaе Calidae near Burgas, archaeologists have found over 40 coins, most of which date back to the 4th century. The scientific director of the archaeological complex Dimcho Momchilov also announced that more than 50 seals, a..

published on 8/2/20 1:43 PM

On August 2, Bulgarians mark Day of Saint Elijah according to old style calendar

On August 2, Bulgarians homage to Prophet St. Elijah according to the old style calendar. The day is marked on July 20 according to the new style. Prophet Elijah was one of the greatest Old Testament figures, an ardent opponent of paganism and a herald of..

published on 8/2/20 12:16 PM

Dormition Fast begins today

The Dormition Fast precedes the Assumption of Mary, marked on 15 August. On the first day of the fast, 1 August, water is blessed in church. In Eastern Orthodoxy the Dormition Fast is connected with veneration of the Mother of God and is very..

published on 8/1/20 11:31 AM

Ministry of Culture allocates funding for the study and conservation of a fortress in Tvurditsa municipality

The remains of Verditsa city-fortress in the vicinity of Tvurditsa in the central portion of Southern Bulgaria are to be studied and conserved , the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports. For the purpose the Ministry of Culture is granting..

published on 8/1/20 6:00 AM

Kurban Bayram - a time for mercy and forgiveness

Muslims in Bulgaria celebrate today Kurban Bayram. Kurban Bayram (or Eid al-Adha) is one of the greatest Muslim holidays, which is associated with the power of faith and is marked by the sacrifice of an animal as an expression of gratitude to the..

published on 7/31/20 5:50 AM
Vasil Nikolov in front of the discovered Neolithic graves in Sofia's Slatina district

Archaeologists discover 8,000-year-old Neolithic graves in Sofia's Slatina district

Archaeologists have unearthed four graves dating back to 8,000 years ago in the early Neolithic settlement of Slatina in Bulgaria's capital Sofia. T he unearthed skeletons are of three adults and a child, said the Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian..

published on 7/28/20 5:39 PM

Saint Panteleimon – healer and patron of storms

On July 27, along with St. Clement of Ohrid and the Seven Saints (known as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi), the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the memory of Greatmartyr St. Panteleimon. His name means "all-compassionate". The saint was known among..

published on 7/27/20 12:48 PM