Graovo fair revives local traditions, culture and spirit

Residents of Graovo folklore region organize for the second consecutive year a fair near the Giginski Monastery dedicated to the local traditions, faith, folklore, crafts, talent and spirit. He three day Tsurnogorski Fair will be held..

published on 7/11/19 2:58 PM

Days of Bulgarian Culture, Folklore and Traditions in Ohrid

The Days of Bulgarian Culture, Folklore and Traditions in Ohrid will be held for the 4th time in the period June 29th – July 3th. The aim is to popularize traditional Bulgarian folk singing and dancing during the peak of the tourist season in the..

published on 6/28/19 10:30 AM

Enyovden – the day we become one with nature and with light

On 24 June the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honours one of the most revered Christian saints – John the Baptist. In folklore tradition the day is called Enyovden , Midsummer’s day, and it is connected with different rituals and beliefs connected..

published on 6/24/19 11:37 AM

Elin Pelin hosts 50th anniversary of Shoppe Festival

Between June 17 and 23 the residents and the guests of the town of Elin Pelin will celebrate in the rhythm of the Shoppe songs and dances. The Shoppe folklore tradition has long ago won the love of the audience, of many generations of Bulgarian writers,..

published on 6/17/19 11:54 AM

National singing gathering keeps memory of Mita Stoycheva

This year we mark 110 years since the birth offolklore singer from northern Bulgaria – Mita Stoycheva. Even today stories go of her charismatic voice charming the listeners of the Bulgarian National Radio as well audiences in concert halls. For..

published on 5/30/19 12:45 PM

Folklore helps make friends

A concert called “Art helps make friends” by the folk choir of the Gotse Delchev ensemble, Sofia, with conductor Marek Dyakov and the Ezerets , Blagoevgrad vocal ensemble with conductor Ilian Yuruchki is to take place at the Sofia City Art..

published on 5/11/19 10:00 AM

Vampires in Bulgarian folk songs

Five years ago, an interesting and unexplored topic provoked Radoslav Gizgindzhiev to research a vast number of ethnographic materials, folklore beliefs and archives of Bulgarian folk songs. Two years later he wrote his diploma work, entitled..

published on 5/11/19 8:00 AM

Dobrin Dobrev: If you were born in Dobroudzha and have lived under its stars, you shall be under its spell, always

Folk singer Dobrin Dobrev has been living in Cyprus for more than a decade. He is manager of an information office for the legalization of documents and the organization of cultural events. Together with the Bulgarian embassy he has organized..

published on 5/7/19 3:07 PM

In Vidin region on Easter: People pay homage to the dead with ritual folk dances

Feet stepping heavily on the ground, sticking to a haunting rhythm of gripping melodies. Around the fire, men and women holding hands perform a chain dance and the dead are dancing along with the living. On the second day of Christ’s Resurrection...

published on 4/29/19 9:00 AM

Verka Siderova: "I am happy I was part of golden generation of Bulgarian folk singers!"

Her warm and beautiful voice always reminds us of magnificent performances of famous Bulgarian folk songs. Hundreds of recordings keep attracting fans and new listeners, despite the fact renowned singer Verka Siderova stepped off the stage long..

published on 4/26/19 10:50 AM