Sunday schools are at the heart of Bulgarian communities around the world, where children learn their mother tongue, culture, history and traditions. There are nearly 400 schools abroad and more than half of them are members of the State Agency for..
The national exposition of arts and crafts in Oreshak village near Troyan is marking its 50 th jubilee today with a retrospective exhibition “Tradition with a future”. Vice President Iliana Iotova is a special guest at the event. Here is what..
Bulgaria is a beautiful, safe and secure country, Bulgarians are welcoming people, ever ready to show the world their best. But there are some Bulgarian idiosyncrasies that a foreigner finds hard to understand. Here are some of them: “Do..
The multilingual audience of Radio Bulgaria is very well informed about the traditions and culture of this country. This is partly due to the detailed and accessible information that we present to you daily in 10 languages through articles,..
On January 2, the Orthodox Church pays honor to St. Sylvester – Pope of Rome, who lived in the III - IV century. In 314 he was elected Roman bishop and pope and he remained on this position until his death in 335. This was the time when..
They are clad in genuine animal skins weighing 30-40 kgs. each, wear horns and all kinds of different-coloured charms. They sometimes hide their faces behind fearful masks, at other times they show their weather-beaten faces. Their pictures..
A multitude of beliefs and rituals in Bulgarian folklore tradition, are connected with the day of St. Varvara, Barbara, 4 December, marking the start of a string of feast days. According to legend, St. Varvara was born in what are today..
Dimo Karakehayov from the town of Ivaylovgrad (southern Bulgaria) is а third-generation tahini maker The 33-year-old entrepreneur talks to Radio Bulgaria about why Ivaylovgrad is the only region in the country where sesame seeds..
“Bulgarian Sparks 2016” community centre in the town of Dobrich (Northeastern Bulgaria) runs an international competition for authentic or reproduced original Bulgarian embroidery motifs. By 15 December 2021, contestants must submit a sample..
In the middle of summer, the mountain resort of Borovets welcomes its guests with its well-marked paths that lead to the secrets of the Rila Mountains. But if you want to combine your mountain vacation with cultural tourism, we recommend visiting..