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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.
International Kissing Day
7/6/2013 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)
7/6/2013 9:00:00 AM
Stambolov was born on January 31st, 1854, in the town of Veliko Turnovo. His ancestors originated from the small town of Tryavna.
7/5/2013 10:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Atanas, Atanaska (although they rather celebrate on January 18th of each year).
Summer reading for kids opens in Plovdiv
7/4/2013 10:10:31 AM
For second year in rule in Plovdiv will be held outdoors summer reading "Library Park – let’s meet in Central Park."
Ethno Exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
7/2/2013 9:00:00 AM
The "Ethno" exhibition by Elena Dramova and Stoyan Marinov opened yeasterday at the Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv
July Morning- once again on the seashore with Uriah Heep
7/1/2013 10:00:00 AM
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)
7/1/2013 9:00:00 AM
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)
6/30/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Pavel, Pavlina, Polya.
Philippopolis Film Nights movie festival opens today at the Orpheus Cinema
6/29/2013 10:00:00 AM
The 15th edition of the movie fest will be running until End July.
Today is PETROVDEN (ST. PETER S Day)
6/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Peter, Penka, Kamen, Pencho, Peyo, Pesho, Petrana, Petrana; also Assen, Assya, Apostol, Krum, Chavdar