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4/22/2016 11:00:00 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 LAZAROVDEN (St. Lazarus’ Day)
4/23/2016 8:00:00 AM
Name day for everyone having the name of Lazar, Lazo, Lazarina, Lara.
Bulgaria marks 140th anniversary of the April Uprising
4/20/2016 12:57:30 PM
Various initiatives throughout Bulgaria are to mark today the 140th anniversary since the April Uprising.
12.04.1961 - First space flight
4/12/2016 9:00:00 AM
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in Vostok 1
Today we mark International Roma Day
4/8/2016 3:14:21 PM
On April 8 we mark International Roma Day. On the occasion Sofia will be the venue of a forum entitled “European funds: possibilities for support of Roma integration”.
Fools Day (April 1st)
4/1/2016 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.
Anniversary of Bulgarias staring to use the Gregorian Calendar
3/31/2016 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….
Two International Exhibitions open today in Plovdiv
3/30/2016 1:00:00 PM
NATURE, HUNTING, FISHING and FLOWER SPRING International Exhibitions open today in Plovdiv
March 27 - International Day of Theater
3/27/2016 8:00:00 AM
March 27th is celebrated each year arounf the world as the International Day of Theater.
BLAGOVESHTENIE (ANNUNCIATION DAY)
3/25/2016 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.
March 22nd – World Day of Water
3/22/2016 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.