March 1 st is a day much loved by all Bulgarians - the day we give each other martenitsas. These red and white amulets for health are yet another sign - the Day of the Amateur Artists in Bulgaria has come. Founded with this name in 1976 by a decision..
Veneration, sacrament, mystery - everyone can choose the most appropriate word for the emotion they experience when opening their grandmother's treasure chest. Touching the canvas woven by her hands, we seem to feel the energy of a..
In the small village of Banichan, located in the Pirin Mountain in southwestern Bulgaria, several centuries-old traditions are still alive today, which convey information about the local life, worldviews, beliefs and human relationships...
Shortly after the euphoria around the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in Bulgaria, it is now time for the processions of masked dancers. Bulgaria’s kukeri dancers (mummers) dress in costumes made of animal hair, don scary masks and belts..
Traditionally, the residents of villages in the region of Bulgaria’s Pernik will light the ritual fires also this year to celebrate the Surva holiday. The custom, which is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, dictates that locals disguise..
Babinden is one of the biggest national holidays dedicated to women. It is an integral part of the triad of Voditsi , together with Epiphany and Ivanovden (Day of St. John the Baptist) - related to the health and purifying power of the water, on..
Ivanovden (the feast of St. John the Baptist) is one of the most revered Bulgarian winter holidays. On this day, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets who..
As is the tradition, this morning kukeri in the town of Razlog came out to banish the forces of evil on the first day of the new year, BGNES reports. People in Razlog woke up to the beating of drums and the ringing of bells this misty..
We are sending off a difficult year, full of unexpected events and changes. In isolation or simply observing social distancing, whether or not theyagree with the measures against the as yet new virus, people are thinking about the future,..
The first hours of the New Year in Bulgaria begin with the custom of “survakane” - a ritual tour around the village by a group of children or bachelors who carry a specially decorated wooden twig called "survachka" and pat wit it family..
Hollywood star Liam Neeson landed at Burgas Airport last night. The world-famous actor arrived in Bulgaria to film his new movie. Liam Neeson performed..
Rising mortality and deepening population aging process are the leading trends in the demographic picture in Bulgaria , according to data of the National..
Expert advice from immunologists, virologists, cardiologists and other specialists will provide an opinion on vaccination with the..