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 Orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday

Orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday

4/27/2014 9:00:00 AM
On Monday, the first day after Easter, orthodox Christians mark Toma’s Sunday which puts an end to Easter celebrations. After Christ’s body disappeared, the rumors spread quickly and Apostle Toma did not believe them. On the eight day of his resurrection, Christ appeared to him and convinced him of the truth. Hence the expression “unbelieving Toma” and the name of the day – Toma’s Day. The week following Easter used to be called Empty because of the ban on any kind of work.

Today is CHERESHOVA ZADOUSHNITZA (All Souls’ Day)
In the Thracian region of Bulgaria they call it "Spassovska Zadoushnitza", while in North Bulgaria it is known as "Petdesetnishka" (Pentecost's) because it is held on the Sunday before Pentecost.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day
6/5/2014 8:00:00 AM
World Environment Day celebrates its 42nd Anniversary on 5th June 2014.
Today we celebrate "The Day of Botev and All Freedom Fighters Who Lost Their Lives for the Independence of Bulgaria"
That day has been appointed by a decree of the Ministerial Council dated May 31st 1993. It was first celebrated back in 1884 in Vratsa and Plovdiv.
Bulgaria marks the International children’s day
Bulgaria marks the International children's day: June 1st. Festive celebrations, theatrical performances and concerts for the young ones are organized throughout the country.
Today is SPASSOVDEN
Today is SPASSOVDEN
5/29/2014 9:00:00 AM
SPASSOVDEN (always on Thursday, 40 Days after Easter - “Ascension Day” or “Ascension of the Lord”): The great feast called the Spassovden or Ascension Day is connected to the eternal human wish for health and joy. The feast is a non-fixed one, and it is celebrated 40 days after Easter, always on Thursday.
Plovdiv hosts defense equipment International expo
Plovdiv plays host to the Defense Equipment International Expo Hemus-2014.
Bulgarian Literacy and Culture Celebration Day - May 24th
Ever since the earliest Bulgarian manuscript books (preserved until today), we can trace the tradition to honor the two saint brothers - St Cyril (on February 14th) and St Methodius (on April 6th) ...
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
5/21/2014 8:00:00 AM
May 21st is celebrated in Bulgaria as the church feast of St. St.Constatine and Helena.
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
5/17/2014 9:00:00 AM
Tonight Plovdiv will have no sleep - all private, municipal and state museums and art galleries in Plovdiv will stay open throughout the night for visitors.
Bulgarian joins again the Literature Night initiative
Today Bulgaria takes part for the third time in the European Literature Night initiative.