# Culture 1
# Events 2

2023 Women's Ski Competition

Bansko, Bulgaria played host to the 2023 Women's Ski Competition, which saw some of the world's best female skiers battling it out on the slopes. The competition was fierce and the conditions were perfect, with clear skies and a well-groomed mountain providing the perfect backdrop for the event.

Bansko Ski 2023 Women's Competition

The 2023 Bansko Ski Women's Competition is expected to take place in Bulgaria in January or February of 2023. The competition will be hosted by the Bulgarian Ski Federation and is part of the International Ski Federation's (FIS) World Cup series. The competition will feature both Alpine and Nordic skiing disciplines, with races in slalom, giant slalom, super-G, and parallel slalom. The event will also include a Nordic Combined event. The competition will be open to all female competitors aged 15 and older.

Coronavirus in Bulgaria. How serious is it?

The unknown type of virus was discovered in China in December 2019. This news has spread all over the world. The official name for new infection is Coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease has already affected almost 90 thousand Chinese and spread outside the country. Currently, the main focuses of infection are: Italy (12,462), Iran (10,075), North Korea (7,800), France (2,284), Spain (2,277). Bulgaria's close geographical position to EU countries has become a cause of concern both for the residents and guests.

Christmas Fair in Sofia is opened

The New Year's fair was opened at 22nd of November in the very heart of Bulgaria. It's also known a Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019 or «Немски Коледен Базар». The event takes place in the central park of Sofia city, near the square «Prince Alexander I» / «Княз Александър I». The fair is opened daily from November 22 till December 22, from 11 am — 10 pm.

There are about 20 trading booths in the park, decorated with pine branches and lights. Traditional German fast food is on the menu: hot dogs, pork ribs, waffles, fried potatoes, strudel, almonds in caramel, shaped chocolate. Craft beer (draft and bottled), raspberry-flavored hot wine and non-alcoholic punch are among the offered drinks. Certainly, in addition to snacks there are plenty of handmade Christmas toys and decorations. The entrance is free, however prices for food and souvenirs are quite high, comparing to local.