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Gergiovden: A Celebration of Tradition, Fertility, and Courage

On the sixth of May, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors Saint George the Victorious on Gergiovden. Georgi, a courageous martyr for the Christian faith,...

Wool Felting

Crafting non-woven textiles, known as "felt," is a time-honored Bulgarian tradition with roots extending far back in history. The earliest written records of felt...

Baba Marta

Grandma Marta Day, also known as Baba Marta, is celebrated in Bulgaria on March 1st. People create Martenitsas, typically wristbands, tiny yarn dolls, or...

Todorovden

A Festive Beginning Todorovden, or Horse Easter, marks a pivotal day in Bulgaria. On the first Saturday of Great Lent, the nation honors St. Theodore...

St. Vasil’s Day

St. Vasil’s Day, also known as Survaki, is an annual celebration that Eastern Orthodox Christians honor on January 1st. The holiday commemorates St. Vasil...

Name Days Celebration

Celebrating name days is a unique and deeply rooted practice in Bulgaria closely tied to Christian beliefs. Before the influence of Christianity, pagan cultures celebrated...
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