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120 years since the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie uprising

“The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie uprising by far oversteps the bounds of the age. It has come to be a symbol of the rebellious Bulgarian spirit and the fight for human rights, dignity and freedom,” said President Rumen Radev in an address at the..

published on 7/19/23 12:12 PM

The Bulgarian School "Vasil Levski" in Barking brings the spirit of the Apostle of Freedom into the XXI century

It is the Easter of 1864. Deacon Vasil Ivanov Kunchev takes off his cassock, cuts off his long monastic hair and gives up his religious service to devote himself to the liberation of his homeland. On St. George's Day of the same year, he starts work as..

published on 7/18/23 3:01 PM

Almost 2,000 Bulgarians worked in Iran in the 1930s

Diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and the Islamic Republic of Iran have a history going back 125 years, and Bulgarian diplomat Angel Orbetsov has endeavoured to research and describe the first 8 decades of the period in his book “Bulgarian-Iranian..

updated on 7/18/23 12:37 PM

The House-Museum of Vasil Levski in "Benkovski" residential district in Sofia is open for visitors

In  February  Bulgaria  marked the 150th anniversary since the death of its national hero  Vasil Levski, who sacrificed himself in the name of the national freedom.  July 18, which marks Vasil Levski's birth anniversary, is yet another occasion to..

published on 7/18/23 5:05 AM
Photo: Dr. Atanaska Stamboliyska, Veliko Tarnovo History Museum

The first modern Bulgarian pharmacy opened two centuries ago in Veliko Tarnovo

The first modern pharmacy in Bulgaria was created by Dr. Marko Pavlov - the first Bulgarian with a higher education at the beginning of the 19th century.  His life's journey began with a vicissitude like in a sentimental novel from the 18th century...

published on 7/17/23 4:04 PM

155 years since the death of Hadji Dimitar

We mark 155 years since the death of Hadji Dimitar and his band of rebels on 15 July. To honour their memory, flowers and wreaths were laid at the monument to the local members of Hadji Dimitar’s detachment.  The solemn commemoration of the 155th..

published on 7/15/23 1:10 PM

The summer excavations at the Perperikon archaeological complex resume

Intensive excavations are being carried out at the site of the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon in the Eastern Rhodopes during the summer months again this year, reports BNR correspondent in Kardzhali Valya Apostolova. Because of the discoveries made..

published on 7/11/23 7:05 AM
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Bulgaria celebrates 173 years since the birth of Ivan Vazov, the Patriarch of Bulgarian Literature

On 9 July Bulgaria celebrates the 173rd anniversary of the birth of Ivan Vazov , acclaimed as the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature.  Dozens of citizens and representatives of the Writers' Union, the National Literary Museum, the Ivan Vazov House-Museum..

published on 7/9/23 2:03 PM

Book about the struggle of Bulgarians in Tito's Macedonia presented in Sofia

Recently, in the National Library "Sts. Cyril and Methodius" the book of Associate Professor Dr. Spas Tashev - "The Struggle of Macedonian Bulgarians for Rights and Independence - 68 Cases from the Period 1944 - 1994" has been..

published on 7/6/23 4:05 PM

Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Day of Saint Athanasius the Athonite

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Day of Saint Athanasius the Athonite. According to folk traditions, the day is also known as Harvester, because it is in the middle of summer and the harvest begins. According to folk..

published on 7/5/23 7:05 AM