Current News

Current News

 Bulgaria in Mourning, National Flag at Half Mast in Brussels

Bulgaria in Mourning, National Flag at Half Mast in Brussels

5/29/2009 11:43:01 AM

Bulgaria Mourns Hellish Bus Crash Victims

Bulgaria has declared Friday an official day of mourning in honour of the sixteen people who were killed in a bus crash in south-eastern Bulgaria.

A bus careered down a mountainside called Bakadzhik Peak and plowed through a crowd of pedestrians heading to a religious festival in southeastern Bulgaria Thursday, killing at least 16 people and injuring at least 20.

Police said the bus had failed to pull over due to a technical problem.

The accident happened near the site of a local fair crowded with people who were celebrating Orthodox Ascension Day.

Sofia City Hall canceled all events planned for Friday, including the street performance of the French Theatrical Troupe "Fair of the Flying Heart", scheduled to take place at 9:30 pm on the square in front of the "Alexander Nevski" cathedral.

The performance was organized by the City Hal, the Culture Institute at the Foreign Ministry and the French Institute in Sofia to mark June 1 - Day of the Child and the 130th anniversary of declaring Sofia capital of Bulgaria.

All Thursday events to celebrated Ascension or Spasovden were also canceled.

In addition, the visit of the "Musical Idol 3" contestants in the Serbian town of Bosilegrad was also put off. The young talents were scheduled to perform for the Bulgarian community in the area.


SVETA BOGORODITSA (Holy Virgin Marys Day)
The Orthodox Church names this day Dormition of the Theotokos, also known in Eastern Orthodox world as Assumption Day or Holy Virgin Marys Day
Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
August 6th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ.
MAKAVEYAN DAYS - August 1-12
MAKAVEYAN DAYS - August 1-12
8/1/2018 9:00:00 AM
The traditional holidays called "Makaveyan Days" last for 12 days - from August 1st to August 12th.
ST. PANTELEYMON, the All-Merciful
ST. PANTELEYMON, the All-Merciful
7/27/2018 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Panteley, Dobra, Dobrin, Dobrina.T
Plovdiv hosts the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
From July 26 until 29 the city of Plovdiv hosts the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.
St. Annas Summer Feastday (Dormition of the Mother of the Holy Virgin)
Name day of everyone named Anna, Yana, Enko.
Hills of Rock 2018 festival adds 14 new names to its lineup
Hills of Rock is getting bigger! 14 new names have been announced to the second edition of the Plovdiv festival.
St. Prophet Ilia (Ilinden)
St. Prophet Ilia (Ilinden)
7/20/2018 9:00:00 AM
St. Ilia is a Judaic prophet and a wandering hermit, who lived in the time of the Israeli king of Ahav and queen Iesavel.
That day back in 791 AD, Bulgarian Army led by Khan Kardam won the battle by the Markella Fortress
The name of Kardam is first encountered in the Byzantine sources in 791, when Emperor Constantine VI embarked on an expedition against Bulgaria
Celebrating the anniversary of Levski birth
Celebrations of the 176th anniversary of Levskis birth will open July 14th, by a long-distance race.