Lazarus Saturday is the first of three major Christian feasts linked to the miracle of Resurrection and is followed by Palm Sunday and Easter. It is marked on the Saturday preceding the Holy Week. Lazarus Saturday or Lazarovden in Bulgarian bears..
This year the folklore ensemble "Pirin" – Blagoevgrad celebrates its 65th birthday. The list of awards won in Bulgaria and around the world is impressive. Among them is a "Grammy" for participation in the second album of the series "Le Mystère des..
On April 9 at 7.30 pm Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio hosts the gala concert of the laureates of the folklore singing contest Nadpyavane 2018-2019. Julia Gatderova and Magdalena Stoyanova from Folklore Music section of Hristo..
On 29 March, the children’s vocal group Medeni Zvuncheta (Honey-voiced bells) of the Metropolitan Bishop Avksentiy of Veles School in Samokov is marking 25 years since its foundation. The jubilee concert will take place at the Paisiy..
The Graovska Mladost Ensemble from Bulgaria’s Pernik brings pride for Bulgarian folklore culture. It has proved its high artistic level not only with the awards and prizes won at prestigious festivals in Europe and North America. It is an..
The life of Manol Mihaylov has been marked by the songs of the Strandja region all through – from his childhood to his recent 60 birthday, marked end-February. Grown in a rural environment and brought up with the local lifestyle and kind of..
“Guardians of tradition” is often a definition of the people in town and villages who invest their energy and talent in order to keep the spirit of our people alive. Self-taught and amateur artists are people who, united in non-professional..
The centenary of the birth of Dafo Trendafilov /17.01.1919 - 4.12.2010/ is one of the occasions to express our gratitude for the trail he left. His music instantly touches the soul and takes you to the beauties of the Rhodope Mountains. Dafo..
“Aprons have played an important role in the life of women. The first thing the newborn girl was wrapped up in was the old apron of her paternal grandmother, a ritual symbolizing the passing on of power. There are different kinds of..
January means Surva, the residents of the Bulgarian city of Pernik say. This is so, because each year on the last Saturday and Sunday of January the city plays host to the International Festival of Masquerade Games Surva. The 28 th edition of the..
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Patrick George Smithuis is a Dutch environmentalist and director of documentaries. In 1994 he arrived on a working visit in Bulgaria for..
Mythology and eroticism intertwine in the works from the new exhibition of Doncho Donchev on display at Valer gallery in Sofia. The artistic quests..
An installation of living flowers is being constructed in Plovdiv, its motto is “Bring a flower to the old town!”. The initiative is on the occasion..