After major renovation and restoration, the first grade school in the authentic village of Shiroka Luka in the Rhodopes has now reopened. The school, built in 1888, is now opening doors as a Museum of the Spirit, displaying artifacts, documents and photographs connected with the history of Shiroka Luka. Visitors to the museum will also be able to see unique exhibits connected with early Christianity.
The “St. Panteleimon” school was built on donations of 22,000 Turkish Lira donated by local master builders Kostadin Bozov and Vassil Belogashtev-Kyotata. The walls of the building are inclined inward to help protect it from the elements. However, for 30 years the school building was neglected because repair work had been started and then halted before 1989. The restoration of the building, which belongs to the Plovdiv Bishopric, cost over 700,000 Leva.
Fishermen from the coastal town of Burgas will again observe the tradition of celebrating St. Nicholas Day on December 19 according to the old Church calendar. In the fishing village of Chengene Skele the celebrations will begin at 11.00 am with..
December 4 is the church holiday of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara, celebrated by both Orthodoxy and Catholicism . Barbara was a girl from a noble family, beheaded for her Christian faith at the beginning of the 4th century. There is a belief that..
Bulgarian cuisine is a mix between oriental and European taste, so some may say that it is universal. Everyone likes the most popular local foods such as banitsa, Shopska salad, lutenitsa, etc. But there are some popular Bulgarian dishes and..