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History of Plovdiv
Traditions & NameDays
Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ
8/6/2012 7:43:00 AM
August 6th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to the legend, that day Jesus Christ strengthens the belief of his disciples in his holy origin by transfiguring himself in front of the eyes of Peter, Jacob and John.
Transfiguration starts fifty days of fasting (fish is allowed). That day people pick the first grapes and give it out to relatives and neighbors. According to the folklore beliefs, that day the “summer twists itself” and starts approaching the autumn and, respectively, the cold.
Cultural Events in the Balabanov House in the Old Town
9/2/2003 12:00:00 AM
Based on a publication in the Maritsa newspaperYesterday the Plovdiv Mayor, Dr. Ivan Chomakov, opened the already traditional for Plovdiv National Autumn Painting Exhibition. The opening took p...
Exercise Cooperative Key 2003
9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
The Defence Ministry has set a 2.4 million leva budget for the international air force exercise Cooperative Key 2003 in September, Air Force HQ commander Gen. Dimiter Georgiev told the press Thursd...
Kazanluk (Southern Bulgaria) and UNESCO
8/29/2003 12:00:00 AM
Kazanluk (Southern Bulgaria), - UNESCO is studying the Valley of Thracian Rulers project, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura told BTA in response to a question. He is the first UNESCO ...
4.5 M Tourists to Visit Bulgaria in 2005
8/28/2003 12:00:00 AM
Bulgaria expects some 4.5 million foreign tourists in 2005, reads the Tourism Development Strategy, Deputy Minister of Economy Dimitar Hadjinikolov informed in Varna. US$2 million revenues to the f...
President Kwasniewski Cruised on a Warship
8/27/2003 12:00:00 AM
Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Parvanov cruised on a warship from the coastal city of Varna to Nessebar. The missile corvette 'Lightening...
Hundreds to Observe the Mars' Radiance
8/26/2003 12:00:00 AM
The observation of the Great Alignment of Mars and the Earth with the 15-cm telescope in the planetarium in Smolyan town will start from today on. The doors of the biggest planetarium in this c...
The First Museum of Bagpipes Was Established
8/25/2003 12:00:00 AM
The establishment of the unique and only of the kind in Bulgaria Museum of the Bagpipes is one of the most attractive ideas in the pre-election campaign of Dancho Kiryakov, nominee for the post of ...
UNESCO 's Secretary General will pay an official visit to Bulgaria
8/22/2003 12:00:00 AM
Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, the Secretary General of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), will pay an official visit to Bulgaria from 26 to 28 August 2003 on the invi...
The Karayan Festival takes place in Plovdiv
8/21/2003 12:00:00 AM
The unique cultural event, based on the model of the famous Vienna Film Festival, started in the year 2001, inspired by Vladimir Vladigerov, the artistic director of the festival. The then-program ...
The Thracian Heritage
8/20/2003 12:00:00 AM
As we have learned from an article in the SEGA newspaper, dated Aug.25th 2001, the ancient Thracian tombs in Bulgaria are over 15,000. Unfortunately, only 1000 are explored by scientific expedition...