Charismatic, intelligent, creative, extremely active and gregarious… According to the Chinese horoscope these are just some of the admirable qualities possessed by people born in the Year of the Rat – the first of the 12 years from the Chinese..
There was a time in the past when the streets of Bulgarian villages were filled with the songs of the lazarki girls on Saint Lazarus Saturday, performing the traditional ritual called “lazaruvane”. In this Bulgarian custom, young girls would..
A life dedicated to traditional Dobrudja music. These words most precisely determine the creative contribution of the renowned Bulgarian composer and conductor Petar Krumov. His dedication to the Dobrudja heritage is proven by the..
Meetings (Sreshti) is the name of the second single album of Bulgaria’s renowned rebec-player Peyo Peev who is also a soloist of the Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra. Peyo Peev is a brilliant musician, but he is also a talented composer..
According to popular belief, from Todorovden ( Saint Theodore’s Day ) onwards, the day begins to grow and the weather gets warmer and warmer. It is believed that on this day everyone who has a horse should take part in the festive horse races...
The idea of the kukeri (mummer) tradition is to showcase nature as it dies and then comes back to life – an inseparable element of traditional belief in Bulgaria. Imitating the acts of ploughing, sowing and harvesting, an initiation into..
Folk music is the life and calling for the famous Bulgarian shepherd’s flute player Kostadin Genchev. He recently rounded up his 50 th anniversary that accumulated the inspired work of this renowned musician - a virtuoso instrumentalist, making..
Galina Dormushliiska is an iconic name in Bulgarian folklore. And not just in folklore music from the region of Dobrudzha but in traditional culture as such. Galina Dormushliiska was born in Vedrina village near Dobrich. Her..
The folk custom of Surva and the International Festival of Masquerade Games of the same name are among the most popular winter holidays in Bulgaria. And they are undoubtedly a wonderful illustration of the link between "tradition and..
Known in his lifetime as “the king of Bulgarian bagpipes”, “Saint Kostadin of folk music”, Kostadin Varimezov’s students in Canada and the USA addressed him as “professor” even though he had no academic title. “May it fill your soul” is the..
1,724 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria in the past 24 hours out of 21,167 tests performed, indicate data of the Single..
The architecture of the capital of Bulgaria Sofia has undergone multiple changes since the city was declared the administrative and cultural hub,..
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has been asked to provide explanations by her former employer, the World Bank, over..