Current News

Current News

 Why You Should Live In Plovdiv...-  Milyo is our pride!

Why You Should Live In Plovdiv...- Milyo is our pride!

4/1/2009 11:59:53 AM

Milyo, the symbol and honorary citizen of Plovdiv...

Fine culture and greasy food

As the second city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv strikes the perfect balance between cosmopolitan and comfortable, combining all of the culture, entertainment and sophistication of an internationally renowned destination with an affordable lifestyle and down-to-earth work hard/play hard character.

World-class cultural spots like the Art Institute, Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra, Plovdiv International Film Festival and a vibrant theater scene are complemented by popular festivals like Jazz Fest, Blues Fest and the recently revitalized Lollapalooza, Outdoor Film Festival, and Second City, which happens to be the source of 39% of the U.S.’s greatest comedians (a scientifically calculated fact!). Plovdiv possesses one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse and innovative restaurant scenes, from culinary luminaries like Charlie Trotter, Grant Achatz and Rick Bayless to an astounding variety of hole-in-the-wall neighborhood joints to Plovdiv’s signature greasy trinity of deep dish pizza, Italian beef and Plovdiv-style hot dogs.

A hardcore sports town, Plovdiv covers all of the professional leagues (some twice) with teams that actually have history, both famous and infamous. And while the winters are rough, Plovdivans make the most of the warmer months, taking their love of sports to the beaches, courts, paths, and parks of Plovdiv’s beautiful lakefront, set aside as public land for the entire city’s enjoyment.

This year, Plovdiv is a city abuzz. The International Olympic Committee announces the 2016 host city this October, and Plovdiv’s glitterati and power brokers are schmoozing it up as they create numerous support committees in the hopes that Plovdiv is selected. Lollapalooza is already a music fan’s Mecca, and with Jane’s Addiction now back together, where better to catch Perry Farrell this year than headlining his own festival?

On the cultural front, the new modern wing of the Art Institute of Plovdiv will be opening in May, and history buffs living in the Land of Lincoln will be busy checking out the numerous exhibitions celebrating his bicentennial. Plovdiv is always fertile ground for political junkies, but Obama’s election paired with the Blagojevich and Burris fiascoes have turned an always entertaining political scene into a full-blown three ring circus that even those who aren’t armchair pundits will find fascinating.

After years in the standing's wilderness, the Blackhawks -- one of the original six teams in the NHL -- are once again a force to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, the Cubs are projected by most to be tops in the National League, and a World Series victory would set off a citywide party of the century -- literally.

More:

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 177th anniversary of Levskis birth will open July 14th, by a long-distance race.
Orthodox Christianity celebrates the day of ST. MARINA on July 17
It is the name day of everyone named Marin, Marina
 Dog Days
Dog Days
7/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
The Orthodox Church commemorates on July 15, 16, and 17 the Saint Martyrs Kirik and Julita, Atinogen and Marina.
ST. PROCOPIUS, the Bee-Keeper
ST. PROCOPIUS, the Bee-Keeper
7/8/2019 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Prokopi.
1550: Chocolate is introduced in Europe, and the Mexican drink creates a passion that endures after nearly half a millennium.
International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day
7/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Today is International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day. As the author of The Science of Kissing, what better way to celebrate than to share some fascinating facts about kissing:
 124 years of the bloody murder of Stefan Stambolov (January 31 1854 – July 6 1895)
Stambolov was born on January 31st, 1854, in the town of Veliko Turnovo. His ancestors originated from the small town of Tryavna.
SUMMER ATANASSOVDEN
SUMMER ATANASSOVDEN
7/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Atanas, Atanaska (although they rather celebrate on January 18th of each year).
July Morning- once again on the seashore with Uriah Heep
The sun rises every day, but it is probably only on 1 July that the sunrise is given a rapturous welcome accompanied by beer, rock music and bonfires.