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About the 70th anniversary of Bulgaria’s Philip Kоutev Folklore Ensemble in the present tense

70 years ago, exactly on the International Labour Day, was the first concert of the State Folklore Ensemble which today bears the name of its founder Philip Kutev. The decree on its creation was issued much earlier, but it took months to..

published on 5/1/21 10:05 AM

Verka Siderova: "Life teaches you everything"

It is a privilege to know and meet Verka Siderova whose songs bring great happiness to generations of Bulgarians. Her name is included in music textbooks and she has left a lasting mark in the history of the “Filip Kutev” National Folklore..

published on 4/26/21 3:15 PM

Lazarus Saturday - a celebration of youth and beauty

It is Lazarus Saturday (Lazarovden) again - the day on which Christ performed one of His miracles, resurrecting the righteous Lazarus. This is also the feast which is the harbinger of Christ's resurrection, which Orthodox Chiristians celebrate..

published on 4/24/21 8:20 AM

Bulgarian dance group wins International Dance Competition “Golden Dance”

“Balkandzhiyche” dance group from “Napredak-1863” community center in the town of Elena received the Laureate I Degree (Gold Diploma) title at the first Online International Dance Competition “Golden Dance”. The competition was held between April 8..

published on 4/19/21 11:06 AM

Gabriela Stoyanova and her ethnographic museum in the village of Gorna Glogovitsa

Gabriela Stoyanova started collecting antiques when she was still at school. Her collection has been growing over the years. Since 2010 it has been arranged in the former town hall of the village of Gorna Glogovitsa. We offer you a photo tour..

published on 4/3/21 3:05 PM

Horse races on Todorovden – an undying tradition

Todorovden is always marked on the first Saturday of the Great Lent. The holiday is on the border between winter and spring and people have dedicated it to horses. It is believed that the rituals on this day ensure good health for..

published on 3/20/21 8:00 AM

Remembering Bulgaria’s prominent folk singer Lyubka Rondova

On March 15, five years ago, Lyubka Rondova, one of the most beloved folk singers of Bulgaria , passed away. Calling herself the daughter of the Aegean, she perceived performing the songs of her homeland as her mission and the meaning of..

published on 3/15/21 2:02 PM

Embroideries from Sofia region preserve prehistoric knowledge and wisdom

"Prehistoric symbols in the svilenik (silk embroidered sleeves) from the Sofia region" is an extremely interesting study. The book is in two parts, authored by Julia Boeva. A graduate of the Pancho Vladigerov National Music, Doctor of Arts, she..

published on 3/13/21 10:00 AM
Women's folklore group Germaneya

Amateur art - love, need and tradition

March 1 st is a day much loved by all Bulgarians - the day we give each other martenitsas. These red and white amulets for health are yet another sign - the Day of the Amateur Artists in Bulgaria has come. Founded with this name in 1976 by a decision..

published on 3/1/21 6:05 AM

Bulgaria’s Rumyana Beleva takes inspiration from her grandmother's treasure chests

Veneration, sacrament, mystery - everyone can choose the most appropriate word for the emotion they experience when opening their grandmother's treasure chest. Touching the canvas woven by her hands, we seem to feel the energy of a..

published on 2/14/21 5:40 AM