Bulgaria is 110,993.6 km2 but there are a lot of folklore dances, with different rythm and national costumes. Bulgaria is divided into 6 or 7 folklore regions “Shopluka” – The Sofia region North folklore district Dobrudja Thracian folklore district Pirin Mountains The Rhodopi Mountains Bulgarian folklore dances are very beautiful and attractive. They
On 6th of January is a significant holiday in Bulgaria - Yordanovden ("den" means day, "Yordan" - this is a name, Yordanov - means of Yordan ) Bulgarians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the Baptism of God. Ususally it is very cold on that day. The tradition is to dance in the icy river. The priest throws
Surva, Pernik By the end of January, I highly recommended that you visit Surva in Pernik (a town near Sofia) The emotions are really positive. You will see a lot of people with masks from their region. For more information, please visit http://en.surva.org/ Folklore groups from all over the world come in Pernik. Personal advice
There are a lot of Bulgarian traditions related with Christmas Eve. The menu is vegetarian Christmas Eve is a family holiday in Bulgaria. The tradition is to have only vegetable dishes. The number of the dishes must be 7 or 12 (we count even the salt and the pepper). Everything must be humble but nowdays
National Palce of Culture is built in 1981 Fountains in front of the National Palce of Culture All fountains in Sofia have the same work schedule. The fountains are set playing end April and stop middle of November. You can see them from 8:00 to 23:00 h In hot summer evenings a lot of people are sitting
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