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Bulgarian Traditions & Culture

20 Fascinating Facts about Bulgaria

20 Fascinating Facts about Bulgaria

World Beating fascinating Facts about Bulgaria      1.   The Cyrillic alphabet was invented by two Bulgaria monks. Cyril and Methodius 2.  The city of Plovdiv (Bulgaria's 2nd largest city) is the oldest in Europe and the 6th oldest in the world at 400...
Baba Marta (Grandma March)

Baba Marta (Grandma March)

Many folklore traditions have similarities to folk tales from other countries and they all make for wonderful stories. One of the most highly valued customs in Bulgaria is called Baba Marta (Grandma March) starting on the 1st of March and celebrating...
Bulgarian Cyrillic Alphabet Day

Bulgarian Cyrillic Alphabet Day

Cyrillic Alphabet day in Bulgaria is better known as ‘Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavonic Literature Day and is celebrated every year on the 24th May following the Orthodox Julian calendar.(Slavic countries that follow the Roman Catholic calendar t...
Bulgarian Folk Music

Bulgarian Folk Music

Bulgarian folk music, just like all folk music around the world has been influenced by its connections throughout history, either from its neighbouring countries or from travellers and merchants passing through the lands. Musicians will always experiment...
Easter Traditional Festivals in Bulgaria

Easter Traditional Festivals in Bulgaria

Easter Sunday is the most important and Holiest festival for Christians throughout the world and is recognised as a public holiday. (Holy Day). Depending on when that festival falls will depend if your culture follows one of two calendars. Gregorian or...
Fire Dancers of Bulgaria

Fire Dancers of Bulgaria

// The fire dancers ritual is normally performed in the evening on the 3rd and 4th June on the feast day of St Constantine and Helena It is an ancient Greek and Bulgarian rite which people, usually women, dance barefoot on hot coals . It is performed e...
Learn to Read Bulgarian Cyrillic

Learn to Read Bulgarian Cyrillic

 To read Bulgarian Cyrillic  we must first learn the Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet, but DON'T PANIC! Most of the letters used in the Cyrillic alphabet are also used in the 26 letter Latin alphabet which is used in most parts of the...
Name Day. A Most Celebrated Event in Bulgaria

Name Day. A Most Celebrated Event in Bulgaria

We all have a birthday which is usually celebrated every year but Bulgarians also have a name day too.  A day that celebrates your name! How cool is that? Nothing to remind you, of how old you are, and another chance to party! The Importance of a Name ...
St George. The Dragon Slayer of Bulgaria

St George. The Dragon Slayer of Bulgaria

St George Day ( Gergyovden) Is one of the most celebrated public holidays in the Bulgarian calendar year. Families and friends join together on this day to celebrate the patron Saint of shepherds and farmers. This day represents the beginning of summer a...
St Lazarovden. A Bulgarian Spring Festival

St Lazarovden. A Bulgarian Spring Festival

// St Lazarovden  is a tradition that is celebrated the day before Palm Sunday and is generally devoted to the young girls of the villages and the surrounding fields and woods. It is the first occasion for young women of the village to wear the ...
Trifon Zarezan Day.  The Rituals of a Winemaker

Trifon Zarezan Day.  The Rituals of a Winemaker

Trifon Zarezan Day. First Pruning of the Vines The February morning sun rises above the peaks of the hills that rise gently away from the small Bulgarian village of Tserova Koria. Smoke from the terracotta capped chimneys drift abandonly like a dark gr...
Weird and Wonderful Traditions of Bulgaria

Weird and Wonderful Traditions of Bulgaria

I’m sure most of us love to hear about the weird and unusual  traditions from other parts of the world.  Some customs and traditions date back centuries, to the days of pagan beliefs and worship. Some are still performed in our modern society. All cul...
Winter Tradition, Customs & Folklore of Bulgaria

Winter Tradition, Customs & Folklore of Bulgaria

Winter tradition over the months of December, January and February are historically a time for rest and celebrations after a long and hard working year in the fields of rural Bulgaria. Having experienced the cold winters here and the daily chopping of...
The Rose Oil Festival of Bulgaria Customized Tours

The Rose Oil Festival of Bulgaria Customized Tours

Main Events 2nd & 3rd June 2018 Kazanlak Customized Rose Oil Festival Tour Visit the Rose Oil Museum and discover about the Rose oil production Witness the spectacular 'Rose Queen' Parade Visit the Rose oil feilds and pick a few of your...

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