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12/6/2004 3:15:11 AM

The lights on the large Christmas tree in the centre of Plovdiv is going to be lit by the mayor, Dr. Ivan chomakov himself at an official ceremony tonight at 6 PM. The 20-meter-high tree, erected at the Stefan Stambolov square, right outside the City Hall, is going to be lit by almost 2000 meters of garlands, which will form a two-level cascade of lights combined with lit Christmas symbols. This year the tree is going to feature an attractive top of lights. Five beams of lights are going to conect the Christmas tree to neighboring buildings. Children from the Maya Kindergarten and the Malkiyat Prince Kindergarten, as well as the Peyo Yavorov Secondary School, are going to take part in the official ceremony of lighting up the Christmas tree.

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Radio Plovdiv is expected to receive today the Economics and administration College award for correct presentation of the College's activities in the Electronic Medias section. The award is handed on the occasion of the College's first anniversary (see the logo of Radio Plovdiv above).

Anniversary of the birth of Dr Obreiko Obreikov (1891 - 1969), the founder of the Plovdiv Fair
Born on June 17, 1891 in Plovdiv, Dr. Obreikov comes from an eminent Bulgarian Revival period family.
VIDOVDEN (Vido’s day) - June 15
VIDOVDEN (Vido’s day) - June 15
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That day is the feast of the last one of the hail-men family - sometimes interpreted as a brother, Vido, sometimes as a syster - Vida.
ELISSEY feastday (Liseh’s Day; St.Eliseus) - June 14
The traditional feast of Eliseus (also called Ellisey, Lisseh, Lisso or Lissey) is one of the thunder-maker feasts, alongside with German and Bartholomew.
VARTOLOMEY (St Bartholomew’s Day) - June 11
The feast is called Vartolomey or also Varti-Lomi (in association of storm and hail).
Today we celebrate "The Day of Botev and All Freedom Fighters Who Lost Their Lives for the Independence of Bulgaria"
That day has been appointed by a decree of the Ministerial Council dated May 31st 1993. It was first celebrated back in 1884 in Vratsa and Plovdiv.
Bulgaria marks the International children’s day
Bulgaria marks the International children's day: June 1st. Festive celebrations, theatrical performances and concerts for the young ones are organized throughout the country.
Plovdiv hosts defense equipment International expo
13th International Defence Equipment Exhibition HEMUS
ROUSSALSKA NEDELIA (Midsummer Week) - the week after Pentecost
It is the week from Spirits' Day until next Sunday, when healers called "kaloushari" visit people's homes. People believe that after their visit there will be only health.
PENTECOST / HOLY TRINITY (50 Days after Easter )
50 Days after Easter is the feastday Pentecost (Whitsunday), also called Holy Trinity.
Bulgarian Literacy and Culture Celebration Day - May 24th
Ever since the earliest Bulgarian manuscript books (preserved until today), we can trace the tradition to honor the two saint brothers - St Cyril (on February 14th) and St Methodius (on April 6th) ...