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Introduction To Bulgaria
The Cyrillic Alphabet & Bulgarian Language
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Beauty in the past of Bulgaria
Figures of Plovdiv
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Traditions & NameDays
Koukeri Festival Rakovski 2012
2/17/2012 11:19:48 AM
Over 1500 Koukeri (mummers’) dancers from Bulgaria und neighboring Macedonia have already enrolled to participate in the 12th International Festival of the Koukeri and Masquerade Games "Rakovski 2012", taking place on February 17 and 18, 2012.
for more info on the Koukeri rituals - www.igranka.com
VARTOLOMEY (St Bartholomew’s Day) - June 11
6/11/2015 11:00:00 AM
The feast is called Vartolomey or also Varti-Lomi (in association of storm and hail).
Today we celebrate "The Day of Botev and All Freedom Fighters Who Lost Their Lives for the Independence of Bulgaria"
6/2/2015 8:00:00 AM
That day has been appointed by a decree of the Ministerial Council dated May 31st 1993. It was first celebrated back in 1884 in Vratsa and Plovdiv.
ROUSSALSKA NEDELIA (Midsummer Week) - the week after Pentecost
6/1/2015 11:00:00 AM
It is the week from Spirits' Day until next Sunday, when healers called "kaloushari" visit people's homes. People believe that after their visit there will be only health.
Bulgaria marks the International children’s day
6/1/2015 9:00:00 AM
Bulgaria marks the International children's day: June 1st. Festive celebrations, theatrical performances and concerts for the young ones are organized throughout the country.
PENTECOST / HOLY TRINITY (50 Days after Easter )
5/31/2015 9:00:00 AM
50 Days after Easter is the feastday Pentecost (Whitsunday), also called Holy Trinity.
Bulgarian Literacy and Culture Celebration Day - May 24th
5/24/2015 9:00:00 AM
Ever since the earliest Bulgarian manuscript books (preserved until today), we can trace the tradition to honor the two saint brothers - St Cyril (on February 14th) and St Methodius (on April 6th) ...
Today is SPASSOVDEN
5/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
SPASSOVDEN (always on Thursday, 40 Days after Easter - “Ascension Day” or “Ascension of the Lord”): The great feast called the Spassovden or Ascension Day is connected to the eternal human wish for health and joy. The feast is a non-fixed one, and it is celebrated 40 days after Easter, always on Thursday.
St.St.Constantine and Helena Feast
5/21/2015 8:00:00 AM
May 21st is celebrated in Bulgaria as the church feast of St. St.Constatine and Helena.
Bulgarian joins again the Literature Night initiative
5/14/2015 12:12:00 PM
Today Bulgaria takes part for the third time in the European Literature Night initiative.
The St. St. Cyril and Methodius Day
5/11/2015 10:00:00 AM
The first celebration of the Day of the Holy Brothers, St.Cyril and St.Methodius, was organized by the eminent Plovdiv figure Nayden Gerov in 1851, in the city of Pl...