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3 of March Bulgarian National Day

On  3 of March Bulgaria celebrates the National Liberation Day. In 1878 (140 years ago) Bulgaria was liberated from almost 500 years of Ottoman rule. On that day in 1878 the San Stefano peace treaty was signed. This is the end to the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish war of liberation. The main celebration is on historical peak Shipka. Traditionally, on

Welcome the spring with Martenica

There are really interesting traditions in Bulgaria that a lot of foreigner find strange. One of these traditions is on First of March to give martenica. The word martenica comes from March (Mart in Bulgarian). The reason to keep all these traditions is that Bulgarians are superstitious and believe that twisted white and red

Bulgarian Folk dances in Weplay Club, Sofia

To see and to take part in the great Bulgarian folklore dances, visit Weplay Club - Mall Paradise, Sofia. This is the place visited by members of different folk clubs and the atmosphere really great. The music is authentic Bulgarian folk music, not the so called "chalga". Working time: Friday - 21.00 - 03.00 Saturday- 21.00 - 03.00 Especially when there

Nikolina Chakardakova concert 2018

Thank you, very  much, Nikolina Chakardakova for the great concert on 10th January 2018! More than 2 thousand people give a standing ovation to our folk singer Nikolina Chakardakova on 10th January 2018. Together with the dance group and orchestra, Nikolina sang with her charming and talented daughter Maria Chakardakova. The spirit and

14 February – Vineyard’s Day /Trifon Zarezan/

Every year 14 February is the day of vine-growers. The name of the feast comes from the the name of st. Trifon and the word "zarezan" that means trim. This tradition is related with the agriculture and the specific seasonal work - spring felling of the vineyards. Many Bulgarian the villages keep a tradition and organize

Todorovden (Horse Easter) 24 Feb 2018

The first Saturday after the begining of the Long Lent is the day of st. Teodor Tiron (Todorovden). The date depends on Easter so it changes every ear. Todorovden ("Todorov" - means of Todor, "den" means day - so tha day if Todor) is also called Horse Easter (Konski Velikden in Bulgarian, "kon" means horse,