Displaying items by tag: Religion

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
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:09

RHODOPE'S 'SACRED TRIANGLE'

Isolated mountain area cradles pagan, Christian, esoteric beliefs

Published in Vibrant Communities
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:30

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD FROM... HASKOVO

Bulgarian city's claim to fame is world's tallest statue of Mary

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 13:55

BULGARIA'S VILLAGE CHURCHES

Charming frescoes, classical music and world champion in wrestling

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:46

BULGARIAN EASTER

How to celebrate like locals without getting lost in complex traditions

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 12:44

IRON CHURCH ON ISTANBUL'S GOLDEN HORN

Bulgarian St Stefan Church reopens after major renovations

Published in Foreign Travel
Friday, 02 June 2017 12:02

VELIKO TARNOVO CHURCHES

As a city that remembers its glorious past as one of Bulgaria's mediaeval capitals, and its importance in the 19th century as the nascent Bulgarian nation struggled for independence and recognition, Veliko Tarnovo has a collection of churches that have witnessed or played a part in many historic events.

Published in High Beam
Friday, 28 April 2017 14:20

STARA ZAGORA'  S MUSEUM OF RELIGIONS

Former mosque provides glimpse into spiritual past

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
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:44

FOR WHOM THE FIREWORKS BLAZE

The crowds gathered in the freezing spring night on the historical hill of Tsarevets, in Veliko Tarnovo, were awaiting Easter. Midnight was approaching, but for the moment it seemed that Easter would never come. On the top of the hill, in front of the church whose silhouette is known to every tourist in this country, a priest was well into a long and tedious sermon on faith, the importance of unification, and a bit of current (meaning 2016) politics, and he showed no signs of being near the end.

Published in High Beam
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