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Staro Zhelezare- How to Survive with Street Art

The Bulgarian village; Staro Zhelezare, has been suffering from urbanization. As too many people have left the village the future looked dark and risked to become an abandoned ghost place. The answer to save the village? Mural paintings! The Project Staro Zhelezare is a small village located in the central Bulgaria, close to Plovdiv was suffering… Continue reading Staro Zhelezare- How to Survive with Street Art

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The Revolutionary Poet Hristo Botev

Originally posted on When in Bulgaria:
Are you in Bulgaria the second of June, don´t be afraid when everything becomes silent except from the sound of sirens around noon (speaking from my own experience). Second of June is a special day in Bulgaria, the whole country stops and become silent for three minutes meanwhile the sound of sirens…

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Bulgaria 2016

So another year is over and a new one has just begun. But what happened in Bulgaria during 2016? Which were the big headlines? Bulgaria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as well as the Olympic Games in Brazil, had Presidential election, nominees for the Secretary General of UN and terrible accidents. I tried to… Continue reading Bulgaria 2016

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Bulgarian Socialist Party & the Monument of Buzludzha

Every year the Bulgarian Socialist Party are gathering around the monument of Buzludzha, in the Balkan mountains, to give speeches. This year was a historical celebration since they are the oldest party of Bulgaria. Yesterday on the 30th of July did they not just have their annual meeting but also celebrated the 125 year of… Continue reading Bulgarian Socialist Party & the Monument of Buzludzha

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Irina Bokova- A Fighter for Human Rights & Culture Heritage

I have been written much about Bulgarian traditions and folklore on this blog. Traditions and folklore are part of the oral heritage and has a special place among the people. I have earlier mentioned that the place of The Madara Horseman and the tangible heritage of Nestinar are on the list of UNESCO´s World Heritage in Bulgaria.… Continue reading Irina Bokova- A Fighter for Human Rights & Culture Heritage

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July Morning- A Sun Feast

-“Are we celebrating July Morning?” Did my boyfriend ask some years ago. I looked at him with questioning eyes, -“What is July Morning?” did I ask. He seemed surprised and then introduced me to what he thought  was celebrated all over the world. Tonight many Bulgarians stay up the whole night, watching the night turns to morning in… Continue reading July Morning- A Sun Feast