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Common Bulgarian Children’s Names

Bulgarian names usually consist of a given name, which comes first, then a second one – the father’s first name and then the third one (the family name) usually the grandfather’s first name. Traditionally Bulgarian given names might have Latin, Greek, Thracian, Bulgar or Hebrew origin. The idea of parents naming their child after…

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A Brief History of Bulgaria

  Bulgaria is a very ancient country. Recently one of the oldest towns in the world has been found. This town dates back some 6500 years.  Many tribes and people have left their mark on this Balkan country.  The first people to leave lasting traces and cultural heritage throughout the Balkan region were…

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All About Bulgaria

The Bulgarian culture has been formed over many centuries. Bulgarian traditions root into the distant past and are connected with the history and the Orthodox Christian religion.  Fire dancing is Old Bulgarian custom, which has been practiced in Strandja Mountain.  Fire-dancers are getting ready all day for that dancing by staying closed in…

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Bulgarian Fun Facts and Famous Places

Fun facts John Vincent Atanassoff, the inventor of the first electronic computer, belongs to Bulgaria. Bulgarian rose-oil , is a component of the world-famous perfumes. Bulgaria produces half of the rose oil in the world The oldest Golden treasure in the world was found in Varna. It is over 6000 years old. Peter…

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Bulgarian Communication, Values, and Etiquette

Communication The Bulgarian gestures for “yes” and “no” often confuse people from other countries. For “Yes,” they shake their head from side to side. “No” is signaled by one or two nods up and down. It is like the opposite what we do. Bulgarians stand or sit closer together than Westerners. They speak…

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Bulgarian Festivals and Holidays

Festivals, holidays, Celebrations Kukeri (кукери) is a traditional festival or ritual in January to scare away evil spirits. Men in costumes perform the ritual. The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals and large bells attached to the belt. The kukeri walk and dance through the village…

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Bulgarian Clothing

Bulgarian traditional clothing Many different costumes can be found within this relatively small country. Different regions have different traditional clothing. Men’s trousers can be white or black. They are worn with a white shirt , a wide, brightly colored sash, a hat made of black lambskin, leg wraps or knitted socks, and leather…

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Bulgarian Cuisine

Bulgarian cuisine Bulgarian dishes are similar to ones prepared in other Balkan countries. They share many recipes. Due to the warm climate and place to grow them Bulgarians eat many vegetables, herbs and fruits. They usually have a salad for every meal. A typical Bulgarian starts the day having Banica (баница) and some…

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Bulgarian Food, Fun, Festivals, Language, and More!

Bulgarian cuisine Bulgarian dishes are similar to ones prepared in other Balkan countries. They share many recipes. Due to the warm climate and place to grow them Bulgarians eat many vegetables, herbs, and fruits. They usually have a salad for every meal. A typical Bulgarian starts the day having Banica (баница) and some yogurt…

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