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5 Unique Summer Festivals in Bulgaria

If you want to experience some of these 5 unique summer festivals in Bulgaria then make sure you visit at least one for traditions and folklore celebrations. Rose Festival, Kazanluk: 1-3rd June The Rose Festival first originated in 1903 and Read more…


Traditional Folklore Festivals in Bulgaria

Bulgarians love their folklore so if you want to learn more about Balkan music and dancing or pagan rituals that are wildly celebrated and passionately preserved, try to visit at least one of these traditional folklore festivals in Bulgaria this Read more…


A Good Egg: A Bulgarian Easter Tradition

Whether you’re religious or not, Bulgaria’s Easter tradition of dying eggs in different colours is great fun to do – with or without the kids! Our local neighbours in the village generously give us a huge bag of eggs every Read more…


St Theodore Day…

…Otherwise known as Todorovden is celebrated on the first Saturday of the first week of the (Orthodox) Lent.  It is customarily known as ‘Horse Easter’ and is another day that not only welcomes the beginning of spring but also the health Read more…


Sveti Trifun Den

It’s only 10am but already fizzy pop bottles filled to the brim with homemade wine are lining up together on the table tops. Wine is not the only drink on today’s menu, but also rakia, a homemade grape brandy is Read more…


CHESTITA BABA MARTA!

On the days leading up to the 1st March, the streets of Bulgaria are filled with people buying, selling and giving martenitsi: red and white dolls, tassels and friendship bracelets.  The day harks back to pagan times to symbolise the coming Read more…