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Plovdiv has yet another "sister city" - Kastoria in Greece

Plovdiv has yet another "sister city" - Kastoria in Greece

5/16/2005 10:42:57 AM
Tomorrow, May 17th 2005, the Greek town of Kastoria is hosting the signing of an Agreement for Sister-City Cooperation between the two towns, by the Plovdiv mayor, Dr. Ivan Chomakov, and the Kastoria Mayor, Dimitrois Papoulidis. The municipal council of Kastoria expressed willingness for close cooperation with Plovdiv, which has been accepted by the Municipal Council of Plovdiv. After the signing of that agreement, Plovdiv is now in close "sister-city" relations with altogether 20 towns and cities all around the globe...
Yordanovden/Epiphany (also known around Bulgaria as Bogoyavlenie, Voditsi, Vodokrushti)
Yordanovden/Epiphany is a popular feast in the traditional Bulgarian calendar. It is associated with the belief that during the night before the feast ?the sky opens up? and whoever makes a wish at...
January 6th - Celebrating the 156th anniversary of Hristo Botev?s birth
Hristo Botev (Jan. 6, 1848 - June 1, 1876)Tomorrow, January 6th, Bulgaria celebrates the 156th anniversary of the birth of Hristo Botev. Each year the Department of Culture of the Plovdiv Munic...
Two baby girls compete for the ?First Baby Born in 2004? Award
Two baby girls compete for the ?First Baby Born in 2004? Award, declared the editor-in-chief of the Nine Months magazine, Dr Antonia Grigorova. The first charming girl was born on Jan 1st, 2004, at ex...
Ivan Nichev?s TV film ?Baj Ganyo Returns from Europe? soon to be released
The four series of the BNT-produced TV film ?Baj Ganyo?s  Return from Europe? of the eminent Bulgarian director Ivan Nichev are still being continuity-edited. The new in the ?Return ?? TV film...
St. Vassilij's Day
St. Vassilij's Day
1/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
On January 1st, the Eastern Orthodox Church commemorates St. Vassilij the Great (or as in the Greek calendar, St.Basil). Patriarch Maxim served a prayer mass at the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral i...
In hopes for the new year
In hopes for the new year
12/31/2003 12:00:00 AM
Bulgaria is meeting the new year in very sad mood, mourning for the five young men who lost their lives in service under the flag... Therefore it is a hard moment for merry wishes and joyful celebr...
A Day of National Mourning
A Day of National Mourning
12/30/2003 12:00:00 AM
At 02:25 a.m., December 30th, the military airplane carrying the bodies of the five dead soldiers who died after the deadly attacks in Karbala on December 27, landed at the Sofia airport, met by th...
A sad moment
A sad moment
12/29/2003 12:00:00 AM
Bulgarian Defence Minister and high ranking army officers flew to Iraq to meet our peace-keeping battalion and the injured Bulgarian soldiers in the hospitals of Karbala, Babyl and Baghdad, and to ...
Fifth Bulgarian soldier died in Iraq
Fifth Bulgarian soldier died in Iraq
12/28/2003 12:00:00 AM
Nikolay Saraev, Lieutenant, 27 years old, died in Baghdad today, being very seriously wounded in yesterday's terrorist attack against the Bulgarian military base in the Iraqi town of Karbala. ...
Four Bulgarian soldiers lost their lives in Iraq
Four Bulgarian Peace-Keeping Forces soldiers lost their lives on Saturday, December 27th, in the Iraqi town of Karbala. They died after a terrorist attack (a car bomb explosion) in the Bulgarian ca...