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Nikulden- The Day of St Nichola

On the 6th of December Bulgaria acknowledge Sveti Nikola (St Nichola´s Day), the patron saint of fishermen, sailors, merchants and prisoners. Nikulden marks the start of the Christmas and New Year ritual cycle. It is also the name day of Nikola, Nikolay and Nikolina, which are very popular names. Over all, this is a day… Continue reading Nikulden- The Day of St Nichola

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Bulgaria marks the Life & Death of Virgin Mary

Bulgaria is an Orthodox country, Bulgarian Orthodox to be specific, and there are many days in the calendar to mark and honor the Virgin Mary. To mark the life and death of Virgin Mary are some of the most important days of the Orthodox calendar since she is one of the most meaningful and beloved from… Continue reading Bulgaria marks the Life & Death of Virgin Mary

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Gela- A Village of Ancient History & 100 Bagpipes

Gela is an ancient village seattled by the Thracians over 3300 years ago in heart of the Rhodope Mountains. Gela is famous as the birth Place of the mythological Orpheus and for its rural and traditional way of living. The nearby mountain peak has the unique flower of Orpheus which can only be seen there.… Continue reading Gela- A Village of Ancient History & 100 Bagpipes

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24 May – The Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture

The 24th of May is the day when the Slavic countries celebrate the Cyrillic alphabet as a day of education, knowledge and culture. Many people usually refers to it as the Russian alphabet which is a common mistake. In fact the Cyrillic alphabet was founded in the 9th century by two theologians from Thessaloniki in the Byzantium Empire. There… Continue reading 24 May – The Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture

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St George Day-A Day of Lamb & Armies

On the 6th of May Bulgarians celebrate Georgivden- St George Day. The key words of this day celebrations are Lamb and Army. The legend of St George has it roots in the Eastern country’s and was brought to Europe by the crusaders. The Orthodox Church adopted the legend of this brave man around the 7th century. St… Continue reading St George Day-A Day of Lamb & Armies

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Bulgarian Easter

The Orthodox Christian celebrates Easter according to the Julian calendar. The Orthodox countries on Balkan have many similarities when it comes to the Easter celebration, however there are local variations of the feast. No matter if you are religious or not, there are certain traditions that still lives on in the Bulgarian modern life with focus on the food and the… Continue reading Bulgarian Easter