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World Book and Copyright Day
4/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 and in 2012 the UK World Book day was celebrated on March 1, 2012.
World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on April 23. The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on this date because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, the death of Miguel de Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Josep Pla, and the birth of Maurice Druon, Manuel Mejía Vallejo and Halldór Laxness.
Although 23 April is often stated as the anniversary of the deaths of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, this is not strictly correct. Cervantes died on 22 April and was buried on 23 April according the Gregorian calendar; however, at this time England still used the Julian calendar. Whilst Shakespeare died on 23 April by the Julian calendar in use in his own country at the time, he actually died eleven days after Cervantes because of the discrepancy between the two date systems. The apparent correspondence of the two dates was a fortunate coincidence for UNESCO.
Plovdiv hosts Vinaria 2013 International fair
4/3/2013 10:00:00 AM
VINARIA, the International Exhibition of Vine Growing and Wine Producing opens today
Plovdiv opens students training and careers National Forum
4/1/2013 3:23:00 PM
Plovdiv Fair opens doors for the National Forum for students’ training and careers entitled “National career days 2013 – Good Career, Good Life”.
Exhibition at Vyzrazhdane Gallery
4/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
The Vuzrazhdane Gallery presents Julian Yordanov
Fools Day (April 1st)
4/1/2013 10:00:00 AM
There are quite a few nations today having in their calendar the April 1st Fools Day. For better or worse, we, Bulgarians, are among them.
Today is the 97th anniversary of Bulgarias staring to use the Gregorian Calendar
3/31/2013 10:00:00 AM
In 1916, at midnight on 31st of March, Bulgaria “jumps” into future – instead of having April 1st as the next day, Bulgarians had April 14th….
March 27 - International Day of Theater
3/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
March 27th is celebrated each year arounf the world as the International Day of Theater.
BLAGOVESHTENIE (ANNUNCIATION DAY)
3/25/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Blagovest/à, Blagoy, Blaga, Vangel, Evangelina, Bonka.Ritual table: fish (baked or boiled), flat cake, onion pastry.
3/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Todor, Todorka, Teodor/a, Theo, Dora.
ITALIAN FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY AND HAIR-STYLE
3/22/2013 9:00:00 AM
From March 22 2013, Plovdiv will be the capital city of beauty in Bulgaria.
March 22nd – World Day of Water
3/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
The World Day of Water has been appointed by a decision of the UN Ecology and Development Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 1992.