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BULGARIANS ABROAD

BULGARIANS ABROADOur new column “Bulgarians Abroad” is aimed at bringing you the stories of Bulgarians living near and far outside Bulgarian borders. Today, there are more than two million Bulgarians living in different corners of the globe –studying, working, raising their families and building “their own” Bulgaria far from its geographical boundaries. Their stories and the conversation with them and about them awaken a host of patriotic feelings and emotions, give rise to nostalgia and yearning for one’s homeland…

Bearing in our hearts the thought of Bulgarians and all things Bulgarian existing out there, far from our native land, the team of Radio Bulgaria is committed to go deeper into the joys and sorrows, the choices, achievements and important decisions in the lives of our compatriots all around the world.

We will be really excited if you get in touch us with, completing the stories of those people we talk about!

You can write to us at: radiobulgaria@bnr.bg

Works by Albena Petrovic-Vratchanska are performed at festivals throughout Europe

For most of us, now is the time for rest, meetings with friends, especially those who do not live in Bulgaria and are happy to return here for a week or two. For some artists, however, summer is a time of hard work, participation in concerts,..

published on 8/4/22 4:08 PM

Bulgaria and peace in the eyes of Bulgarian children abroad

Bulgaria has once again leaned over an abyss, trying to see the traces of another unique Bulgarian model. But instead of constantly looking for ourselves, this time we can look at that pure, idealized image of Bulgaria alive in the imagination of our..

published on 8/4/22 2:48 PM

Rayna Mandzhukova: The institutions in Bulgaria ought to take the problems of Bulgarians abroad seriously

One more time, the Executive Agency for Bulgarians Abroad is to present awards to the children of Bulgarians living in other countries who have taken part in song, drawing and literature contests dedicated to Bulgaria. The official award ceremony is..

published on 8/3/22 1:15 PM

The Association of Bulgarian Schools Abroad expects solutions from the state

On July 27, the day when Bulgarians pay honor to the spiritual and educational work of the Seven Apostles ( Sveti Sedmochislenitsi ), the Association of Bulgarian Schools Abroad celebrated its fifteenth anniversary with a solemn conference in..

published on 8/2/22 2:44 PM

Zarya Vrabcheva from London: The option of working in Bulgaria has always been in my mind

Skills, talent and a bit of luck is sometimes enough to make your wildest dreams come true. It was precisely all of the above, plus lack of prejudice with regard to origin, religion or beliefs, that helped Zarya Vrabcheva from Bulgaria start work at..

published on 8/2/22 11:10 AM

Veneta Nenkova, founder of a Bulgarian school in Rome: We are here, use us and let's work together for Bulgaria

Bulgarian heritage from all over the world, discovered and documented by Bulgarian children - this is the theme of a new exhibition in the lobby of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, gives the start to the annual meeting of the Association of..

published on 7/28/22 8:57 AM
The Bulgarian Cultural and Information Center in Bosilegrad works as an NGO

What is life like for Bulgarian compatriots on the doorstep of the fatherland?

Bulgaria has opened 11 state cultural institutes abroad /Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Warsaw, Vienna, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Skopje and Prague/, which are guided methodologically and supported financially by the Ministry of Culture and..

published on 7/25/22 3:16 PM
Chain dance by the village of Kubei

"Give, my God, give rain!", or how the Bulgarians in the Bessarabian villages keep their traditions

The culture of the Bessarabian Bulgarians is still alive, only today it is found not in the cities, but in the villages, where the rituals are performed in their authentic form and not in some theatrical version intended for tourists, says..

published on 7/20/22 5:25 PM

Interesting summer in Bosilegrad - plein air and graffiti

A friend invited me to go to Bosilegrad. "It's just a step away from Kyustendil", he said and went on convincing me. - For the locals people coming from across the border is a real support from Bulgaria." All said and done. Crossing the..

published on 7/18/22 6:05 PM

Bulgarians in Patagonia make traditional Bulgarian costumes, play the gadulka and grow Bulgarian spices

The cold southern tip of Argentina is a geographical area called Patagonia, and it is the territory of Latin America that is closest to the South Pole. Comodoro Rivadavia is a town perched on the wind-swept shore of the Atlantic Ocean, known..

published on 7/14/22 11:43 AM