In Bulgarian the name of this holiday can be translated as `The day of the Men who Awakened us`. Those are men who helped restore the lost Bulgarian traditions and culture during the Revival period after the Bulgarian liberation from the Ottoman Empire. We celebrate our famous and beloved tsars, writers and revolutionaries without which our country would not look the way it looks today. In the rest of this article, the first of november will be called `The day of national leaders.`
„Medicus DENTO GALENIA 2015“ brings together producers and distributors of medical equipment and supplies, hospital equipment, equipment for resuscitation and intensive care equipment for dental practices and dental laboratories, diagnostic tools, products for the prevention and oral hygiene, clothing and protective equipment, print and online publications. Expanding the geographic scope of represented companies, as states are four more than last year. Now you can see the products of companies from Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Italy, China, Romania, USA, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Bulgarian homeopathic products for quitting alcohol and cigarettes, which have no analogue in the world, will be shown at the International Exhibition of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy „Medicus DENTO GALENIA 2015“. It will be held from 22 to 24 October at the International Fair Plovdiv, which is the organizer of business forum for the industry to health. On its 21 th edition presented companies from ten countries.
For the second time Plovdiv hosts the festival of colors. The festival will cover the Rowing Channel in colors and flowers with background music provided by The Offenders, Yasen Petrov, DJ-s of Sofia Cartel – Danolite & Vida, Emil Prize of Camp Sessions, in the company of MC HEMA and other.
International Video Festival „Facade“ 2015 will be held from 18 until 20 September 2015.
„Facade“ is an international festival of video art, organized by the Art Association Today, which is held annually in Plovdiv. Films in the competition program will be screened from 18th to 20th September from 20:30 to 22:30 in the Old Town, Balabanov House, as well as other locations in the Old City.
The festival seeks to point out the connection between architecture, visual arts and urban environment.
Among the 230 applications received, international jury this year selected 77 short films by 62 artists from 22 countries: Australia, Israel, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the USA, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, UK, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland.
Plovdiv is not just an old city, its a really really old city – people started living in the theritory of modern day plovdiv 6 000 years before christ!
So its not so surprising that just last week archeologists found a real `city of bones`
More than 33 skeletons were found and 130 coins that are being studied right now in order to date the bodies.
Some of the coins are Roman, others date to the 17 or 18 century and others are unlike any other coin that has been discovered before.
This is unusual becauase it was common for the family of the deceased to put coins on the eyes of the dead,
thus giving them money to pay for the passage in to the underworld. However in this case the relatives
apparently threw the coins into the open graves and this would explain why there are so many.
It is believed that this necropolis is Christian because the heads point to the west and the feet point to the east which was the Christian tradition in those days
Fried bread is one of the most beloved afternoon snacks for Bulgarian and children!
To make it you need:
several slices bread (5 or 6 slices is a good start, but they are so yummy you`ll soon be making more!)
2 eggs three or four tsp of milk
oil to fry the slices in
the recipe is really easy- you mix the eggs and the milk and you stir them. When the mixture if homogeneous you dip slices bread in it. Then you put the bread slices in a pan and fry them on both sides until they look golden in color! They can be served with honey, jem,cheese, yellow cheese or sausage!
here it is!
Plovdiv was given various names throughout its long history. It was originally a settlement by the name of Eumolpias, named after the mythical Thracian king Eumolpos. When Philip II of Macedonia conquered the area he renamed the city Philippoupolis. The Thracian name for the city, Pulpudeva, is a translation. After the Romans took control of the area, the city was named in latin :Trimontium, meaning the Three Hills. The slavic name occurred in different variants, Pəldin (Пълдин), Pləpdiv (Плъпдив) and Ploudin (Плоудин), based on the city’s later thracian name Pulpudeva, while the current variant Plovdiv was documented (as Пло(в)дївь) for the first time in a Bulgarian apocryphal chronicle of the 11th century. The city was known as Philippopolis in Western Europe well into the early 20th century. The city was known as Filibe in turkish during the Ottoman Empire and the name is still in use in Turkish.
Just like the city the river Maritsa (which is the longest river in Bulgaria) has changed names through the years. The oldest known name of the river is Rombus. In the antiquity it was also known as Habar, Hbrus, Evros,Ebrus,Marizo and its earliest mention as `Maritza` is in the 7th cencurywhere she is mentioned by the Byzantine historian Pahimer.