Ivanovden (the feast of St. John the Baptist) is one of the most revered Bulgarian winter holidays. On this day, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets who..
Measures against Covid-19 cannot stop Epiphany ice horo dance in Kalofer In the town of Kalofer, the traditional men's horo dance in the Tundzha River on Epiphany was held once again despite the anti-epidemic measures. Led by a bagpiper and a..
The traditional Epiphany water blessing ceremony of the battle and sacred flags of the Bulgarian army was held in front of the monument to the Uknown Soldier in Sofia. Patriatch Neophyte, the President and commander-in-chief of the..
In the town of Kalofer, t he traditional men's horo dance in the Tundzha River on Epiphany was held once again despite the anti-epidemic measures. Led by a bagpiper and a drummer, men in traditional folk costumes went to the..
A great feast of the Lord, celebrated since the 2 nd century AD, until the 4 th century the church celebrated it together with the Nativity of Christ, and the common holiday was called Epiphany. Later, it becamse customary to celebrate..
Today at 11.00 in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Sofia the traditional Epiphany Blessing of the battle flags of the Bulgarian Army takes place. The ritual will be attended by the Minister of Defense Krassimir Karakachanov, the Ministry..
Once again on Epiphany - January 6, Bulgaria’s Kalofer will wake up under the sound of drums and bagpipes. Traditionally, men from the town enter the icy waters of the Tundzha River to play their festive horo (a type of chain dance). The..
On January 5 the Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the Winter Holy Cross Day. On this day the so-called dirty days which begin of December 25 are chased away. According to Christianity this was the period when Christ had not yet received his Holy..
After the Christmas and New Year holidays Epiphany and the Synaxis of St. John the Baptist are among the most popular winter holidays in Bulgaria. In the sphere of spirituality they seem to purify the festive atmosphere from the material..