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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 Mother Language Day: 21 February 2013
2/21/2013 10:00:00 AM
The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999. It has been celebrated since 2000 to promote all the languages of the world.
140th anniversary of the death of Vassil Levski
2/19/2013 9:00:00 AM
Today is the 140th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest fighters for Bulgarian independence during the period of the Ottoman oprresion
Изложба фотографии от китайски пещери в Природонаучния музей
2/15/2013 11:59:28 AM
Изложба фотографии от китайски пещери ще представи Природонаучния музей и Спелео клуб Пълдин.
Bulgarians Celebrate Love of Wine and Each Other
2/14/2013 9:00:00 AM
As lovers celebrate St Valentine's Day, many Bulgarians insist February 14 should be reserved for a traditional Bulgarian celebration - the feast of St. Trifon Zarezan.
Anniversary of the death of St Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher
2/14/2013 7:00:00 AM
February 14th marks the anniversary of the death of St Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher, one of the holy brothers St.St. Cyril and Methodius, founders...
Изложба-живопис на художника Антон Антонов
2/13/2013 8:00:00 AM
ГАЛЕРИЯ „ЖОРЖ ПАПАЗОВ" ПРЕДСТАВЯ: Изложба-живопис на художника Антон Антонов
ИЗЛОЖБА ГРАФИКА В ЦВЯТ В ГАЛЕРИЯ АСПЕКТ
2/12/2013 8:00:00 AM
Първата изложба за новия сезон в галерия Аспект е отново съвместен проект със Сдружение Графично ателие – Пловдив и Спас Халачев.
ST.VLASSIOS/ BLASSIOS (also Hieromartyr Blaise)
2/11/2013 10:00:00 AM
Name day of Vlasso
ST. HARALAMBOS (Charalambos) the Martyr
2/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Haralampij, Haralambi, Hari, Harry, Valentin/a, Valery, Valeria.
Hristo Stoichkov turns 47!
2/8/2013 9:00:00 AM
The Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov turns 47!