Displaying items by tag: Traditions Bulgaria

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:21

EASTER IN RILA MONASTERY

Touristy UNESCO-listed site shrugs off its museum-like atmosphere once a year

Published in Vibrant Communities
Monday, 24 February 2020 08:21

YAMBOL'S MUMMERS

Bulgarian kukeri dance, prowl and revel in major festival

Published in Vibrant Communities
Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:23

CRAZY EPIPHANY

Why Bulgarians jump into icy waters on 6 January

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:22

ETARA

Ethno village proffers idealised recreation of long-gone Revival Period Gabrovo

Published in High Beam

There is a day in Bulgaria when the cities and villages seem awash with blossoming flowers. The flower stalls stock more of their seasonal and all-the-year-round blooms than usual, and the number of pop-up flower sellers on the pavements increases. People carrying bouquets and bunches of pussy willow branches are everywhere.

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 03 December 2015 14:12

KOLEDARI IN YAMBOL

Local men revive age-old tradition in southeastern Bulgaria

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:04

WHAT IS INDIPASHA?

Mystic water spring in the midst of the Strandzha attracts crowds a week after Easter

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:32

WILLOW SUNDAY OR FLOWER DAY

What in the West is known as Palm Sunday has at least two different names in Bulgaria, and is a popular holiday, presaging spring

Published in High Beam
Monday, 17 November 2014 14:02

SOZOPOL'S FEAST OF ST NICHOLAS

Huge party takes place as fishermen, sailors celebrate their patron saint in Black Sea coast town

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:10

ST GEORGE'S DAY IN POMORIE

Christian saint unites Bulgarians as few other things do

Published in High Beam
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