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Ordinary Bread before St. Dimitar's Day
A bread festival was organized today in Vidin by the local municipality and Vidin fund "Chitalishte", announced the press center of the municipality.
The event is part of the program for the spiritual holiday of Vidin - St. Dimitar's Day, the first step towards the creation of a House of Bread in Vidin. In the exhibition could be seen ritual breads, a bread-brewing workshop, a presentation and a discussion on "A Tale of Bread". The exhibition was exhibited at the „Mihalaki Georgiev“ Regional Library, which included the Chitalishte - members of the Fund.
The event was opened by Deputy Mayor of Humanitarian Activities and Social Policy of Vidin Municipality Ventsi Paskov. He congratulated all participants and guests and announced that some of the breads presented in the exhibition will go to the people who enjoy the "hot lunch" service on the project of the Municipality.
Presentation on "Bread is a traditional culture", prepared by Desislava Bozhidarova, curator of Ethnography Department of Regional History Museum in Vidin, narrated about kneeling traditions and rituals. The bread symbolizes the eternal circle of life and home hearth. As in the past, today's bread is defined as a sacrament.
Visitors enjoyed the crafty breads. They had the opportunity to take care of themselves, to bring and bake at home.
John Atanasoff Award
At an official ceremony in the Embassy Hall of the Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria, Encho Mishinev, a part of CodeIT team and Musala Soft's, and Anton Shikov, a lecturer at the Shikovi Informatics School and head of the Bulgarian National Informatics Team, were honored with John Atanasov - pupils and their teachers "for the highest achievements at international school Olympiads in Informatics and Information Technologies. The award was presented by Mr. Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
A former graduate of the Yambol School of Mathematics and a current student at Cambridge University, Encho Mishinev was awarded the John Atanasov Diploma after he ranked seventh in the ranking of the top 100 youngest programmers in the world in 2017, informed from the press center of Musala Soft. His successes, including three silver and two gold medals from international championships, have helped Bulgaria rank sixth in the world in winning medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics.
Encho Mishinev started his professional career as a software engineer at Musala Soft. As part of the company's CSLab team, he participates in the organization of CodeIT - one of the oldest programming competitions in the world and the most elite private international IT competition in Bulgaria with 18 years of history.
Encho Mishinev is the third employee of the company, who has been awarded the prestigious John Atanassov Award. In 2011 and 2013, Haralambi Haralambiev and Dimitar Ivanov received the John Atanasov Diploma for the successful implementation of scientific discoveries in practice and for the realization of projects of high public relevance by young researchers.
The prize of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria "John Atanasov", established in the name of the founder of the first electronic computer - the famous scientist of Bulgarian origin, John Atanasov, was presented in 2003 to support the personal achievements of young Bulgarian researchers, students, students and teachers , working in the fields of informatics and information technologies. John Atanassov's winners are selected by a special committee of leading.
The people who take care of the truth
Vidin celebrated the Day of Bulgarian Archives with an exhibition of documents from the archive collection "Donated by Rumen Manov" and presentation of his book-catalog "Heavenly Home Protectors".
Only today in the crowded improvised hall could be seen the unique documents stored in the archive fund, such as the plan of Vidin from 1730 and others.
On the occasion of the celebration, Svetlana Krasteva, Head of the State Archive Department, granted certificates and donated more than 20 donors who contributed to enriching the Vidin archive fund over the past year with "Speech Dictionary of the village of Rabisha, Belogradchik" (author Vladimir Stefanov).
Thanksgiving addresses to the employees of the State Archives presented: Angelo Methodiev, Deputy Regional Governor, Ivana Andreeva, Secretary of Vidin Municipality, Archimandrite Samuil from Vidin World Metropolis.
The author of "Tale of Bulgaria" Rumen Manov presented to his audience his latest book "Heavenly Home Protectors", which documented 105 icons used throughout the centuries by the Bulgarians. On the eve of May 24th, Manov exhibits exhibits from his private collection and presents the Catalog at the Museum of Christian Art - "The Crypt" to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. "The idea of the catalog is to immerse ourselves in the world of our ancestors, to peer into their homes of faith and Christian humility, and to touch our most sacred part - the home altar," Rumen Manov said. "Let's try to quiet ourselves in the corner of the room smoking the hearth and look at the home icon, which is the life of the family - from birth to death, prayer for protection and forgiveness," he added.
Bulgarian National Festival for Old Urban Songs
For the fifth consecutive year, Svishtov gathers lovers of old urban songs to take part in the National Festival, named after one of the most famous Bulgarian singers of old urban songs, Georgi Beykov, informs the press center of the municipality in the Danube town.
The chairman of the jury, his son Nikola Beykov, thanked the municipality of Svishtov for its efforts for the realization of the festival, and for all the participants - for the love, with which they store a nice old urban song.
The fifth National Festival for Old Town Songs was officially opened by the Mayor of Svishtov Municipality Gencho Genchev, who said that all the students would leave Svishtov with CD with performances by the famous Georgi Beikov and so "part of it will reach every a corner of Bulgaria".
Born in the village of Kozlovets, Georgi Beykov lives in Svishtov, where he develops his musical and creative talent. His pop singer's journey starts at small town restaurants to reach the the Music Academy and the scenes of prestigious bars and locales in Canada, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
In the 70s and 80s of the last century Georgi Beykov created the vocal duo "Nove" with the violinist and pianist Vanya Tsokova with whom they sing more than the specimens of the Bulgarian old urban song. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt8SlglA97s)
In the two-day edition of the Festival there are 36 singers and ensembles from all over Bulgaria.
Feast of Fertility in Calafat, Romania
For a second consecutive year, farmers on both banks of the Danube between Kalafat and Vidin show what they have produced. Organizers of the Holiday are the Center for Culture and the Municipality of Calafat with the active cooperation of the Association of the Wallachians in Bulgaria and the "Probuda-1925" Community centre in the village of Florentin, Vidindistrict.
Displayed dishes and sweets from local fruits and vegetables are authentic recipes prepared by representatives of the Cultural Center, kindergartens, schools and Ensemble "Rozele Kalafatuluy" - Bulgarian town of Calafat and their guests. In the framework of the one-day celebration, a contest for the most delicious prepared lutenitsa was held forwww.danubebridge2.com Borislav Mitrashkov, Chancellor of the Community centre in the village of Florentin and Plamka Lyubomirova, chairman of the Association of the Wallachians in Bulgaria.
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