Ambassador Biggar (left) reads an excerpt from John Sherman, in the company of Plamen Totev and Emil Minchev (right).

W. B. Yeats Celebrated at Europe House in Sofia

une 13 is the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. Perseus Publishing House (Bulgaria) marked this jubilee by launching the Bulgarian-language translation of W. B. Yeats’s book John Sherman and Dhoya containing two works of prose.

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Българско хоро в Брюксел с Кристалина

Brussels dances Bulgarian Horo

A Bulgarian Horo wound around Grand Place in Brussels on April 25, exactly 10 years since the signing of Bulgaria’s EU Accession Treaty. The mass dance was organized for a third successive year on the initiative of The European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva

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Chiprovtsi Carpets exhibited at Sofia’s Ethnographic Museum

The tradition of carpet-making in Chiprovtsi, north-eastern Bulgaria, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014. An exhibition of traditional and modern hand-woven carpets from Chiprovtsi can be seen till October 5 at the National Ethnographic Museum (located in the former Royal Palace) in Sofia.

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Symmetry in Nature, Science and Art

Science and art are not necessarily separate Universes, they can intersect at certain points, and symmetry is one of them. This is the essence of the public lecture by Assoc. Prof. Leandar Litov, head of the Bulgarian team at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), which aroused the interest of dozens of people and made the Sofia University’s New Conference Hall overflow.

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