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..
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..
"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..
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..
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..
In the small village of Banichan, located in the Pirin Mountain in southwestern Bulgaria, several centuries-old traditions are still alive today, which convey information about the local life, worldviews, beliefs and human relationships...
Shortly after the euphoria around the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in Bulgaria, it is now time for the processions of masked dancers. Bulgaria’s kukeri dancers (mummers) dress in costumes made of animal hair, don scary masks and belts..
Traditionally, the residents of villages in the region of Bulgaria’s Pernik will light the ritual fires also this year to celebrate the Surva holiday. The custom, which is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, dictates that locals disguise..
Babinden is one of the biggest national holidays dedicated to women. It is an integral part of the triad of Voditsi , together with Epiphany and Ivanovden (Day of St. John the Baptist) - related to the health and purifying power of the water, on..
Ivanovden (the feast of St. John the Baptist) is one of the most revered Bulgarian winter holidays. On this day, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets who..
On September 22, 1908, Bulgaria reemerged on the world map after a five-century Ottoman yoke. The liberation of the country came true on..
Two children with Covid-19 have died in the past few days. One was 7 and had a chronic neurological condition, the other was 9. The older child died..
The great Bulgarian folk singer Olga Borisova passed away at the age of 80, her colleagues from the Svetoglas formation said...