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4/22/2013 9:00:00 AM
Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day. Earth Day is planned for April 22 in all years at least through 2015.
The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. He proposed March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. About the same time a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
Today is World Smile Day 2012
10/5/2013 9:10:00 AM
As is Harvey Ballwell known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963.
International Teacher Day
10/5/2013 8:20:00 AM
The International Teacher Day is celebrated today. In 1994, UNESCO appointed that day to be celebrated as the Day of Teachers throughout the world.
Джазът завладява Пловдив
10/3/2013 4:15:04 PM
Концертът на Карл Палмър трио е гвоздеят в програмата на тазгодишните "Пловдивски джаз вечери"
POKROV BOGORODICHEN (Holy Protection of Mother of God)
10/1/2013 8:43:00 AM
Pokrov, as the feast HOLY PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD is popular in BG, is a Slavonic term meaning “veil” or “mantle”, signifying protection. This feast today is primarily observed by the Eastern Slavic Churches - Catholic and Orthodox.
69th edition of Plovdiv Technical Fair opens
9/30/2013 4:23:55 PM
The 69th edition of the International Autumn Technical Fair opened in Bulgaria’s second largest city Plovdiv.
September 22nd - Independence Day
9/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
September 22nd, 1908, Bulgarian Knjaz Ferdinand declared the Independence of Bulgaria in the former capital of Bulgaria.
VYARA, NADEZHDA and LYUBOV (Faith, Hope and Love) and their mother SOPHIA
9/17/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Vyara, Vera, Veronika, Nadezhda, Nadya, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyuba, Sophia, Sofka, Sevda.
Back to school
9/16/2013 9:00:00 AM
School opening day in Bulgaria
KRUSTOVDEN (The Holy Cross Day)
9/14/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Krustina, Krustyo, Krustan, Kancho, Stavri.
Theater festival "Scene at Crossroads" opens today
9/10/2013 10:00:00 AM
The 17th international theater festival "Scene at Crossroads" opens today, September 10th