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In honour to the Day of Plovdiv

In honour to the Day of Plovdiv

9/6/2003 12:00:00 AM

In honour to the Day of Plovdiv, after a 12-year silence, the first Singing Fountains in Bulgaria were released, working again in its full glory. The very pond the fountains are placed in, is part of the centennial history of the Tsar Simeon?s Garden (famous today as the City Garden).
Enjoying its beauty today, we cannot forget mentioning the name of the eminent Swiss gardener Lucienne Schevalas, who arrived in 1891 to Plovdiv, invited by the Governor of East Roumelia ? Knjaz Aleko Bogoridi. Schevalas?s task was to decorate the empty space of 70 decares, where the first Bulgarian Exposition was supposed to take place. Special care was given to the big pond that substituted the so-far existing moor.
Some 12 years ago, the cement base of the pond started cracking and leaking, which was the reason why the first water attraction in Bulgaria, the Singing Fountain, was stopped. The reconstruction of the pond?s base started two months ago and cost more than 168,000 leva of the municipality budget. Now the pond has been filled with 10,000 cubic metres of water, the fountains are working and until the end of this week 90 colourful project-lights will be colouring the dance of the water for three hours each night.

International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day
7/6/2014 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:
 118 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
7/5/2014 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.
ST. COSMAS AND ST. DAMIAN Feastday (The Holy Healers Day)
The day of the Christian saints Cosmas and Damian (in BG version: Kozma and Damyan) is considered a very big feastday.
Today is PAVLYOVDEN (ST. PAUL’s Day)
Name day of everyone named  Pavel, Pavlina, Polya.
Today is PETROVDEN (ST. PETER S Day)
Name day of everyone named Peter, Penka, Kamen, Pencho, Peyo, Pesho, Petrana, Petrana; also Assen, Assya, Apostol, Krum, Chavdar
Ivan Vazov (June 27, 1850 - September 22, 1921)
Ivan Vazov was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright. He was born in Sopot, a town situated in the Rose valley of Bulgaria.
World Drug Fighting Day
World Drug Fighting Day
6/26/2014 9:17:00 AM
It is better to treat drug addicted rather than punish them - that is the change in the legal system the Plovdiv "Mothers against Drugs" Association stands for.
Today is ENYOVDEN  (Midsummer Day)
Today is ENYOVDEN (Midsummer Day)
6/24/2014 9:00:00 AM
This ancient Bulgarian ritual is considered the turning point in the mythological calendar of the ancient people -a ritual connected to the summer Equinox, when the day is longest and...