On September 14 and 15, Chepelare celebrated the 55th anniversary of its proclamation as a city with a rich cultural program.

The "Eurosongs" sounded in the Rhodope Mountains. Diplomatic Spectrum was the media partner of the event

Traditionally, it is celebrated every year on the 5th and 6th of May in the village of Banite, in the Smolyan region, and gathers the inhabitants and guests of the village for a joyful experience.

This was the theme of the lecture of Prof. Federica Olivares, which she delivered on the 25th of April in the "Prof. Marin Drinov" hall at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

On 3 March Bulgarians celebrated the 141th anniversary of  the liberation of Bulgaria. On this date in 1878 in the village of San Stefano, close to Istanbul, a peace treaty that ended the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and restored the Bulgarian state was signed.

On October 28 2018, Prof. Alexander Fedotov died. We lost a great scientist and man: Cosmopolitan, philologist, traveller and friend.