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Second All-Bulgarian Folklore Festival to take place in Australia

The participants in the first All-Bulgarian Folklore Festival in Australia
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The second All-Bulgarian Folklore Festival is to take place in September in Australia.

The festival is part is part of a string of events in 2022, marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Australia, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 5 April, 1972, but contacts between Bulgaria and Australia date back to the 19th century when the first Bulgarian emigrants arrived in Australia.

Last’s year’s census of the population of Australia shows there are 8,039 Bulgarians living as permanent residents in Australia, the biggest Bulgarian community being in New South Wales and Victoria, but according to data of Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry the number of Bulgarians living in Australia is in excess 10,000. 

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