Prominent British politician, celebrated orator, journalist and writer William Ewart Gladstone was born on 29 December 1809. His name is associated with the struggles of the Bulgarian people for liberation from five centuries of Turkish rule. In connection..
The Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine was signed on November 27, 1919 in the Paris suburb of the same name, to officially spell the end of Bulgaria’s involvement in World War I. This country joined the war in pursuit of its ideal for national unification with..
ftp://files.bnr.bg/RadioBulgaria/Angliiska/aktualni/audio01_eng_17_11_09.mp3 The earliest evidence of the celebration dedicated to this particular event dates back to the 1st century A.D. In the 7th century Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople introduced..
On November 8, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church reveres the memory of the Holy Angels and in particular of St. Michael, the Archangel, leader of the Heavenly Armies against the spirits of evil and darkness. In Bulgarian church and popular calendars, the Day of..
October 26 is the day of the 1185 uprising, led by the brothers Assen and Petar that put an end to nearly two centuries of Byzantine domination in the Bulgarian lands. In 1018 the Byzantine Empire finally subjected Bulgaria to its power, and managed to..
An Institute of Ethnic Studies was set up at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1947 with the purpose of exploring, studying and recording popular traditions, way of life and livelihood, both past and present. Two years on it merged with the National..
ftp://files.bnr.bg/RadioBulgaria/Angliiska/Folklor/audio04_eng_28_10_09.mp3 The Bulgarian proverb has it that St. George (or Georgi in Bulgarian) brings the summer around, and St. Dimitrius (Dimitar in Bulgarian) – the winter. It mirrors an olden..
For a third summer in a row, Ivailo Kanev from “Middle Ages” department of the National History Musem, has explored Rodostyuik fortress in the southern hills of Rhodope Mountain, near the border with Greece. “Our objective in 2009 has been to proceed with..
The book The Doyran Battles 1915-1918 by Gen. Nikola Nedev has been recently re-released. Its author was commander in the headquarters of the 9th Infantry Pleven Division that defended the Doyran section during World War I. In the war Bulgaria was an..
The Patriarchal church of Holy Ascension, known also as "the mother of Bulgarian churches", with its tower and bellfryThe solemn ceremony of the opening of the historical "40 Holy Martyrs" church on September 14 2006A panorama view..
By order of Bulgaria’s Minster of Health Kiril Ananiev, new restrictions and additional anti-epidemic measures are to enter into force as of July 10 due..
6 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered on the Greek Island of Thassos. Four Serbian tourists are placed in a quarantine hotel. The other..
There are 240 newly discovered cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria with a record number of 4,286 PCR tests made in the last 24 hours, according to the..