For a third year in a row, the group for authentic folklore at the "Hristo Botev 1889" community center in the town of Koinare, Pleven region, will present a reenactment of one of the most beautiful and beloved customs in..
Magic was part of life for Bulgarians of old, with numerous rituals for fertility, or to ward off disease, or to attract love. What were the beliefs in the Bulgarian lands? What were the characters and the items that played an important role in the..
Girls from Gabrovo and the surrounding area started training at the school for “lazarki” girls, BNR’s Velina Mahlebashieva reports. The initiative, which has been helping preserve tradition for 10 years, belongs to the Etar ethnographic open-air..
Some of the members of the band of kukeri from the Vasil Levski-1900 chitalishte (community culture club) in Voynyagovo village are to present Bulgaria at a reception at the Bulgarian embassy in Delhi to mark this country’s national day, 3..
A fun workshop for martenitsas and textile printing has been organized today by the National Polytechnic Museum in Sofia (on 66 Opalchenska St.) Visitors can make their own martenitsas and also step into the role of "master basmajji". Basmadji..
For three days, the mining town of Pernik lived and breathed kukeri. The 29 th International Festival of Masquerade Games Surva 2023 officially closed there yesterday, with a record number of participants from Bulgaria and abroad, Pernik..
Surva is here! After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Kukeri, Chaushi, Arapi, Babugeri and other fairytale characters will once again chase the evil forces with a bang. The long-awaited festival of masquerade games will be held from January..
More than 7,000 people will take part in the XIX Kukeri Games Festival "Simitliya - The Ancient Land of Kukeri" this weekend (January 14-15) in the town of Simitli. Traditionally, every year on the second Saturday of January..
For centuries the coming of the New Year has been one of the most important moments in Bulgarian tradition. It is more than a change of digits on the calendar, it is a borderline that has to be crossed, and it is crossed with a series of rituals and..
As the legend has it, St. Stephen was fully devoted to his service. He was among the first 7 deacons, initiated by the first apostles. He was a wonderworker- he would put his hands on ill bodies and those would be healed in a miraculous manner. Elated..
The US is no position to choose which Bulgarian parties are in power. We just want a regular government formed as soon as possible so that..
"We Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria" will today return the folder with a completed mandate for forming a government. At 11 am, the Bulgarian..
During a short ceremony "We Continue the Change - Democratic Bulgaria" (PP-DB) returned the completed second mandate to form a..