"With dances and songs near the narrow-gauge railroad tracks"

The green fields around Avramovo Station - the highest-altitude railway station in the Balkans - will soon become the venue of a new folklore fair called “Near the Narrow-Gauge Railroad Line” (“Krai tesnolineikata”). The event will take place this..

published on 8/8/18 4:21 PM

Outstanding performance by students from the National School of Folk Arts Philip Koutev at Altın Karagöz Folklore Competition in Bursa, Turkey

The musicians and dancers from the town of Kotel came away as award winners at the prestigious Altın Karagöz Folk Competition in Bursa, Turkey. This latest success for the music and dance ensemble comes as acknowledgement of the high standard..

published on 7/27/18 1:16 PM

“Rozova Dolina” ensemble becomes grand winner of 6th International Folklore Music and Dance Festival “Belgrade Award”

This year the Rozova Dolina Ensemble ("Rose Valley") from Bulgaria’s Karlovo has contributed to the successes of Bulgarian folk ensembles around the world at a prestigious festival. The Bulgarians returned with two awards from the 6 th..

published on 7/17/18 3:03 PM

Weaving and embroidery atelier welcomes enthusiasts to village of Manastir

Enthusiastic protectors of the Bulgarian symbols will make a journey to the past, in order to merge with traditions and create handiwork the way previous generations did. They will study the craft from the experienced local people who will..

published on 7/3/18 1:33 PM

Looking forward to the “Horo Dancing on St. Peter’s Day” festival in Yagodovo village

For the 9 th time this year, Yagodovo village will play host to the National Folk Dance Festival “Horo Dancing on St. Peter’s Day”, which brings together thousands of performers and fans of Bulgarian folklore. The festival is organized by the Buklitsa..

published on 6/28/18 9:25 AM

The festival of Bulgarian folklore steeped in the beauty of the Balkan Range

Every summer the town of Apriltsi and its neighbourhood called Ostrets play host to the “Balkan festival of Bulgarian songs”. The idea of the festival is to bring together amateur groups and soloists from both sides of the Balkan Range, and guests from..

published on 6/22/18 6:25 PM

Konoush Band celebrates 55th anniversary with fellow musicians

In its 55-year record Konoush Band has emerged as a classical group in the genre of Thracian wedding music based on folklore. Its musicians have provided performances to generations of Bulgarians through their countless appearances at weddings,..

published on 6/22/18 2:40 PM

Folklore Dance Panorama 2018 starts with two concerts in Sofia

This year’s edition of the Folklore Dance Panorama 2018 includes a total of 16 concerts. Sixty folklore ensembles will participate at the Folklore Dace Panorama in fifteen Bulgarian cities. The panorama will continue until the end of 2018.The..

published on 6/15/18 10:36 AM

"Shoppe Festival - 2018" taking place in Bulgaria’s Elin Pelin

"Affirming Traditions" is this year's motto of the 49th edition of the traditional   "Shoppe Festival" in the town of Elin Pelin. The event is emblematic for the cultural calendar of the city, but also for the social life of residents and..

published on 5/28/18 3:26 PM

Bulgarian children abroad translate ancient wisdom into foreign languages

Child and Folklore Foundation has already published books containing Bulgarian proverbs and riddles translated into various languages by Bulgarian children living abroad. Preparations for the fourth edition of the series are currently in progress. Lilia..

published on 5/20/18 8:00 AM