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WINTER HOLIDAYS

WINTER HOLIDAYS   CAROL SINGERS (KOLEDARI) Winter ritual for fertility, health and happiness. Comes from the Roman word “calendae” -first days of January when rituals for fertility and prosperity throughout the year have been performed. On Christmas Eve, two groups of Carol singers led by “statenik”, visit homes and sing songs of wishes. Christmas songs… Read More WINTER HOLIDAYS

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS

SUMMER HOLIDAYS MIDSUMMER DAY (ENYOVDEN) A National holiday, celebrated on June 24 – the day of the summer equinox, which coincides with the Christian feast of St. John the Baptist. At the heart of the festival is embedded the pagan cult of the sun and thunder. To prevent from hail and to ripen crops, circular ritual  crawls  are carried out by maiden horo in the fields, lakes and the village itself. Participants in horo carry on their shoulders “Enyo’s bride”- a little girl dressed as a bride. The girl plays a major role… Read More SUMMER HOLIDAYS

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Aytos Municipality

The ethnographical complex – the craft street in Aytos, turned into a small ethnographical complex, is called after the name of the plant “Genger”. The place is nice, quiet, calm and green. The complex has a small hotel in an old-fashioned kind, a tavern, a cafe with a nice playground, a shop for pottery, a… Read More Aytos Municipality

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FESTIVALS IN TSAREVO

FOLK FESTIVAL “STRANDJA, MY  CRADLE” – TSAREVO It is held under the patronage of the mayor of Tsarevo, and the support of the municipality. Organizer of the event is the community center “G. Kondolov.” The main aim of the festival is to promote the folklore of Strandja.       INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ARTS  FESTIVAL  “PRIESTS OF THE MUSES” – TSAREVO Organizers of the festival are the association “Temp ​​Art” and the Municipality of Tsarevo. The festival  is under the patronage of… Read More FESTIVALS IN TSAREVO

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FESTIVALS IN SUNGURLARE

NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ETHNICITIES  “DIFFERENT BUT TOGETHER”-SUNGURLARE It is held annually in different cities. The festival is included in the cultural calendar of the Ministry of Culture.     NATIONAL FOLKLORE COMPETITION FOR  TAMBOURINE PERFORMERS “RUSSKO STEFANOV” – SUNGURLARE Organized during the last weekend of October with the support of Ministry of Education and Science, National Palace of Children, Academy of Music Dance and Arts – Plovdiv, NUFI -Kotel. The competition is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture.

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FESTIVALS IN SOZOPOL

CELEBRATIONS OF ARTS “APOLONIA” – SOZOPOL In late August and early September, Sozopol meets the cultural and intellectual elite of our country at the traditional celebrations of Apollonia. The festival presents the achievements of Bulgarian cultural creators in the last season, the new trends, some interesting views and modern interpretations of the various art forms. Famous foreign artists and musicians also arrive for the celebrations.   “THE MUSES” – INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – SOZOPOL The festival is open to all forms… Read More FESTIVALS IN SOZOPOL

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FESTIVALS IN SREDETS

FOLKLORE WREATH “PEONY”- SREDETS The national Strandja – Thracian singing and outplaying fair “Folklore wreath – Peony” aims at continuing the tradition of the Strandja – Thracian region and to stimulate the interest and love to the rich folklore heritage. The fair is held for two days in the city and in the “Bojura” area… Read More FESTIVALS IN SREDETS

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Bourgas Municipality

These photographs of archaeological sites are from Aqua-Thermopolis: historic town in the territory of Bourgas, in the neighborhoods of Vetren and Banevo. Parts of this town today are Bourgas Mineral Baths and Bourgas district Banevo. It is proved that the mineral baths were visited by Philip II of Macedonia, the Byzantine Emperors Justinian I and… Read More Bourgas Municipality