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Christmas

Christmas

Christmas holiday start on 24th December and lasts till Stefanovden (27th December). Christmas Eve for most people is a bigger fete then the Christmas itself because that’s the night when Jesus was born. “Badni vecher” is the first of the Christmas nights. The main “roles” in the festive night are assigned for &ld...

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New Year

New Year

People of Bulgaria are very eminent all around the world for their fun loving nature. At the time of New Year, one can pretty evidently experience that. People with a smile on their faces are all around the town, showing their enthusiastic and exciting participation in New Year celebrations made at different places. Usually, people move out of ...

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Easter

Easter

(April, the Sunday before the first spring full moon). The preparation for this holiday begins as early as Thursday. It is then that the eggs are painted, with the red egg being painted first. The Easter bread is also baked then. The holiday itself starts on Sunday morning. People go to church and greet the others with “Christ has risen&r...

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14 Februar

14 Februar

St. Trifon Zarezan on 14 February is an ancient festival of the wine growers.
Sveti Trifon (St. Trifon) is known as the patron of the vineyards all over the Balkans . The holiday derives from the Dionisian Celebrations in ancient Greece. Early in the morning every wine-grower goes to his vineyard, turns to the east and makes the sign...

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Baba Marta

Baba Marta

Baba Marta is one of the most observed Bulgarian customs. The first martenisti were simply woven red and white threads. In the course of time even more original martenitsi have been created – balls, tassels, the incomparable “Pizho and Penda”, etc. On this day everyone wears a martenitsa in order to be healthy and strong in th...

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Interesting facts about Bulgaria

Interesting facts about Bulgaria

1. Bulgaria has a 1325 years of history, since 681 A.D. 2. Bulgaria has harbored and developed culture in 2 alphabets - the Cyrillic (9th century) and the Glagolitic (862), courtesy of Saints Cyril & Methodius (Cyrillic is the basis of most languages spoken in Eastern Europe today). 3. Bulgaria is the first Slavic nations that adopted Christ...

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In the restaurant

In the restaurant

Shopska Salad Shopska salad (Shopska salata) is the salad that defines Bulgaria. Not only is it the most popular Bulgarian salad but is also named after a big group of very frugal people called shopi who live in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Shopska salad is made from chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers spri...

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Souvenirs from Bulgaria

Souvenirs from Bulgaria

Orthodox icons are very popular and pretty.Bulgarians make good souvenirs for relatives. Rose perfum is also cheap and lovely, sold everywhere. If you are into finer things, brilliant lace work is the way to go. Also, paintings, rose wine, hand painted ceramics, dolls, wooden souvenirs, 
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Rose Oil

Rose Oil

An original Bulgarian technology for rose planting was gradually developed and adopted as a general practice in the past. It was called kesme. No other cultivation method has been able to preserve the character of the rose almost unchanged for over three centuries. This fact...

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Religion & Monasteries

Religion & Monasteries

One of the biggest wealth in Bulgaria is the great number of monasteries situated over the unapproachable peaks or enclosed by mountains and surrounded by incredible nature. The Bulgarian monasteries are unique, because of their rich architecture, icons and wall paintings, as well as with the legends and sagas, bringing a mythical outlook to so...

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History & Politics

History & Politics

Ancient Thrace was partially located on the territory of modern Bulgaria, and Thracian culture provides a wealth of archeological sites within Bulgaria. In the second century A.D., the Bulgars came to Europe from their old homeland, the Kingdom of Balhara situated in the Mount Imeon area (present Hindu Kush in northern Afghanistan). The first ...

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