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Bulgaria Today – 6 May 2022

Hello and welcome to Bulgaria Today on May 6! 

Today, Bulgaria celebrates St. George’s Day! But May 6 is also the Day of Bravery and the Day of the Bulgarian Army.

Join us for half an hour of Bulgarian stories and music to get you immersed in the spirit of this festive day here.

Today's topics include:

What is the importance of Saint George in Bulgaria regarding religion and folk traditions? 

The Church of St. George the Victorious in Kyustendil – an epitome of ascetic beauty. 

Also, how do people in Yakoruda, at the junction of three mountains, celebrate Saint George's Day?

Stay with us also to hear a selection of Bulgarian music dedicated to this day – a military march, the Troparion to Saint George, and a bunch of Bulgarian folk songs.

Welcome to the show! 

  • 03'33 – Saint George's Day in Bulgarian religious and folk customs

  • 06'28 – The Church of Saint George the Victorious in Kyustendil – an epitome of ascetic beauty

  • 13'27 – Celebrating Saint George in the town of Yakoruda at the junction of three Bulgarian mountains

  • 22'51 – "The Bells are ringing, today is Saint George's Day" – Bulgarian folk song
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