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UNESCO Centre in Sofia announces international youth competition

On the occasion of 75 years since the establishment of UNESCO and 65 years since the accession of Bulgaria, the Regional Centre Sofia of UNESCO has announced an international youth competition "Intangible Cultural Heritage: Next Generation" . The prize..

21.05.21 15:11 |

Lazarus Saturday - a celebration of youth and beauty

It is Lazarus Saturday (Lazarovden) again - the day on which Christ performed one of His miracles, resurrecting the righteous Lazarus. This is also the feast which is the harbinger of Christ's resurrection, which Orthodox Chiristians celebrate..

24.04.21 08:20 |

Bulgaria marks 148 years since the death of national hero Vasil Levski

With military rituals military units from all garrisons in the country are marking 148 years since the death of Vasikl Levski, the Apostle of Freedom. By a tradition, ceremonies and military rituals are organized in different towns on 18 and..

18.02.21 19:05 |

Celebrating Midwife’s Day (Babinden) in the village of Lozen near Sofia

Just like other holidays, Babinden is celebrated on two different dates – January 8 th , according to the Gregorian calendar and on January 21 st , according to the Julian calendar. According to traditional beliefs, it is the last one of the..

21.01.20 14:53 |

On St. Athanasius Day: “Go away, winter, so summer can come!”

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church pays respect to the memory of St. Athanasius the Great two times a year - on May 2 ( the day of his death) and on January 18, when his last return as Patriarch of Alexandria took place. On January 18 people traditionally..

18.01.18 12:51 |

The spoon in folk rituals and beliefs

A common household object, the spoon in the Bulgarian traditional culture has acquired a special role in a range of rituals and occult practices.In the Bulgarian lands the spoon has been in widespread use since very ancient times. A few..

22.10.14 11:24 |

A child is born – Bulgarian folklore rituals performed at childbirth

ftp://files.bnr.bg/RadioBulgaria/Angliiska/Folklor/Audio02_eng_13_01_12.mp3 “Man is born once, gets married once and dies once", a Bulgarian saying goes. The delineation of these three crucial moments in life has given birth to a series of rituals that..

16.01.12 12:53 |
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