As is the tradition, this morning kukeri in the town of Razlog came out to banish the forces of evil on the first day of the new year, BGNES reports. People in Razlog woke up to the beating of drums and the ringing of bells this misty..
We are sending off a difficult year, full of unexpected events and changes. In isolation or simply observing social distancing, whether or not theyagree with the measures against the as yet new virus, people are thinking about the future,..
The first hours of the New Year in Bulgaria begin with the custom of “survakane” - a ritual tour around the village by a group of children or bachelors who carry a specially decorated wooden twig called "survachka" and pat wit it family..
The outgoing year has brought many disappointments to Bulgarian amateur artists as they faced difficult choices and decisions. Nevertheless, Margarita Petkova and Georgi Iliev are optimistic. They do not know each other, but they have a common..
This year, the Christmas and New Year holidays will be much more different. One of the mandatory elements of this period of the year – the Christmas parties, are now absent from our to do list. Moreover, we have less opportunities to get into the..
Saint Varvara (or Saint Barbara) is the female saint to whom the fourth day of December is dedicated, as she is venerated by both Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Special chants describing her feat are performed during the church service on this day...
Among Bulgaria’s folklore musicians Todor Todorov is a true legend. For his knowledge of Bulgarian folklore, especially the performers, he is respected by the most thorough of researchers. And he learnt it all by himself – from recordings and..
The bagpipe is a traditional instrument not only for the Balkans but for the rest of Europe. In Bulgaria, two types of bagpipes are played – a s mall one called " jura " and a large " kaba ". The Rhodope region is known all over the world for the..
The show “The seven wonders of Bulgaria” will come to life on 12 September in the space between the Sea Casino cultural centre and the Ohlyuva (the Snail) stage in Bourgas on the Black Sea. The audience will be able to enjoy performances by folk..
On September 7 renowned Thracian singer Stayka Gyokova celebrates her 90 th birth anniversary . She moulds difficult Thracian melodic ornamentations with her deep and beautiful alto voice . That is why she prefers and gets inspired by slow songs. She..
1 , 904 is the number of newly registered coronavirus cases out of 24,275 tests performed in the country over the past 24 hours, a positivity..
Nayden Nedev, an independent scuba diver has taken samples of the water around the cargo ship Vera Su which ran aground in the vicinity of Yailata..
A successful 5-hour liver transplant operation was performed at the Military Medical Academy. The 41-year-old transplant patient is in satisfactory..