Dolmens are ancient megalithic structures, horizontally-fixed massive stone slabs that are connected with the religious beliefs of the ancients. Researchers say that in Bulgaria, the highest concentration of such structures is in the mountains..
In the past, bird feathers were worn by girls as adornment. People believed that they warded off evil spells, ill-fated encounters and evil. The feathers of certain birds were particularly potent. Pride of place was accorded to the male peacock..
The village’s old name was Alan Kayryak and it is located south of the city of Burgas, in the foothills of Mount Strandzha. It is known for its many stork nests as from his home in Yasnaya Polyana in Russia, together with his doctor, to..
The beginnings of organized caving in Bulgaria were laid on 18 March, 1920. Since 1975 speleologists in this country have been entering information into a data base of Bulgarian caves – at this time it includes information and maps of more..
Cheesefare Sunday is one of the most colourful feasts in Bulgaria. It always falls on the Sunday before the start of Lent. The ritual also goes by the name of “Proshka” (forgiveness) because in popular tradition, the dinner on this..
In traditional Bulgarian culture fire plays an important role – not only in patriarchal life but also as part of many rituals and feasts. According to popular belief fire had the magical power to purify and to protect, to keep..
Shipka or the Monument of Freedom – one of the most emblematic Bulgarian monuments, which has become a symbol of Bulgaria’s independence and national identity, proudly rises to 1,326 metres in the heart of Stara Planina Mountain. At the..
If you take a stroll in the streets of Sofia or any other town in the country you will find the colours red and white everywhere. Because on this last day of February everyone wants to choose a martenitsa for their loved ones – an amulet of health, which..
Koprivshtitsa is a small Bulgarian town located at the foot of Sredna Gora mountain range. Getting a first-hand experience of the cobblestone streets and the colorful Revival Period houses lends you the feeling of travelling back in time...
Many Bulgarians opt for a healthy vacation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Choosing a holiday destination in Sredna Gora mountain range rich in medicinal mineral water and clean air is the perfect option. The town of Hisarya attracts tourists..
Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev began consultations with members of the political forces represented at the 45th National Assembly about the formation..
Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev handed over an exploratory government-forming mandate to the biggest Parliamentary group-GERB-SDS...
According to the investigation, the explosion in Vrbetice in 2014 should not have taken place on Czech territory, but on Bulgarian territory, the Deutsche..