Regardless of what the outgoing year has been and what occurred during the four seasons, December transforms our daily routine with its cycle of Christmas festivities, the lists with gifts for our loved ones and the richly laid tables...
The performers of traditional Bulgarian folk music brought much delight to their fans also this year, giving them emotional moments and surprising them with new achievements. In the history of 2019, there will be dozens of successful..
According to the traditional Bulgarian calendar, the feast of Saint Ignatius on December 20 th is the day when the transition from the old to the coming New Year starts. It is a day full of peculiar rituals, bans, and auguries...
In a couple of days’ time the Boryana all-female folklore choir from Plovdiv with artistic director Nikolay Gurbanov is leaving on a brief tour of Russia. They will have three concerts with renowned singer from the Strandzha region..
Whenever December comes, it feels that holidays become more numerous than working days here in Bulgaria. Regardless of the stressful pile of urgent tasks typical for the period before Christmas, the “wave” of name days and all sorts of occasions..
For the first time in the almost 100-year long history of the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, in 2018 it introduced folklore fields of study. The lecturers are all famous names who are investing their enthusiasm and dedication to..
The Svetoglas male a cappella vocal quartet marks its 10th anniversary with a new album. The polyphonic rendering of ancient examples of folk tradition, reinterpreted, is at the heart of the musical aesthetics of the Svetoglas Bulgarian Polyphony...
Kostadin Atanasov has won a great many awards in this country and abroad. A master player of the ancient Bulgarian bagpipe varieties – kaba and djura – as a professional musician Kostadin Atanasov went through all the stages of..
The richness and diversity of cults and fertility rituals in the Balkan region can be seen in a museum exhibition from the Republic of North Macedonia. It has been arranged in five halls of the National Ethnographic Museum at the Knyaz Palace in..
The intriguing memories of the elderly residents of the town of Elin Pelin have become part of the book "Town of Elin Pelin – Folk Traditions" by Pavel Kanev. In it he explores local folklore traditions and culture. Concerned about the lost..
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..