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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Mark and Verse, an Incredible Compote

Have you stumbled upon the similarities between a poem and an animated film? Six animated films based on poems by contemporary Bulgarian poets were shown on video monitors at an exhibition, organised by Compote Collective.

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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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All You Need is WOW with Iva and Phillip

Everybody dreams of loving and being loved but sometimes one is surprised that this is exactly what one has wanted. This is the case with the protagonist of the play All You Need Is starring Iva Karamancheva and Phillip Avramov.

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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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Dickens and Bulgaria: Sloppy Translations and Urban Legends

As Prof. Vladimir Trendafilov states in his recently published book in Bulgarian, The Uses of the British Mentor: The Reception of Charles Dickens in Bulgaria, the first Bulgarian adaptation of A Christmas Carol appeared as early as 1859 when this country was still under Ottoman domination.

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