They rarely allow external influences, live with their traditions and diligently preserve their identity. Alevis are shrouded in mystery and sometimes it is difficult for others to understand them. They are scattered in different..
The village of Bardarski Geran located in Northwestern Bulgaria is regarded as the capital of Banat Bulgarians in Bulgaria. This small Catholic community is distinguished by its way of life and traditions that has been zealously preserved..
A national folklore festival is taking place in Avramovo – the highest-altitude railway station in the Balkans. The festival kicked off at midday, when the main trainsets arrive from Septemvri and Dobrinishte along the narrow-gauge track. The..
Local craftsmen present handmade works along the so-called Street of Crafts in Bulgaria's town of Troyan in the Balkan Mountain. The municipal authorities provided the local artisans with a terrain for their stands as a form of support amid the..
"Wonderful summer evenings await us, filled with songs, dances and the sea breeze," says the folk singer from the Strandzha region, Zlatka Stavreva, artistic director of the upcoming music and dance festival entitled Folklore Pletenitsa...
On the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29), called by Bulgarians Petrovden , we also celebrate the Day of Craftsmen. In Bulgarian lands ancient traditions related to handmade jewelry, national costumes, household items and other items..
Enyovden (Midsummer's Day) is one of the most beloved holidays in the folk calendar of Bulgarians, which has deep roots in our traditions, thinking, and beliefs. It has a fixed date - always it is marked on June 24. It is also called St. John of..
“Vivovden will come and then we shall all see” is a popular Bulgarian saying, used as a warning that no evil might remain unpunished. In the traditional notions of the Bulgarians “Vidovden” in the meaning of “Day of Justice” comes..
Fire-dancing is an ancient custom performed by a closed community of “nestinari” and it has been shrouded in mystery and mysticism for centuries. In 2009, the ritual was included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage and in the National..
"Spasovden" is the popular name of the Feast of the Ascension, which the Orthodox Church celebrates on the fortieth day after Easter. In Bulgarian folklore traditions, the holiday is associated primarily with the belief that on Thursday before..
The growth of the number of coronavirus patients in recent weeks dictates the need for very restrictive measures. Otherwise, the health system..
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov opposes a new complete lockdown of the country because of the spread of Covid-19, although there is serious pressure on the..
Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate from Covid-19 in the EU , according to the European Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, quoted by 24 Chasa..