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Have a very Bulgarian Christmas!
by dok in Traditional Bulgarian on 2013-12-24   Koleda or Rozhdestvo Hristovo is thе time of the year on which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is one of the brightest and most awaited holidays in the Bulgarian calendar, celebrated with century – old traditions. Although many of the Christmas rituals have been [...]

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Plovdiv’s famous citizens’ contribution to the world’s history and art
by dok in Traditional Bulgarian on 2015-01-26 The city of the seven hills has made a very positive contribution to the world’s history and art. There are not only people born in Plovdiv, but also a lot of Bulgarians lived here for a period of time and also helped the city to flourish. Having asked my parents whether they know [...]

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St. Valentine’s Day all over the world
by dok in Traditional Bulgarian on 2015-02-14 The Bulgarian equivalent to St. Valentine’s Day in Bulgaria   The romantic tradition of St. Valentine’s Day was set centuries ago. The ancient Romans celebrated ‘The Day of Love’ on 14th February, praying to the Goddess of marriage and motherhood Junona. Unma [...]

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Are Bulgarians superstitious?
by dok in Traditional Bulgarian on 2015-10-31 Are Bulgarians superstitious?     Task I - Circle the correct answer.   What first comes to mind when you see the following objects?     Coming across a  four-leaved clove means good luck for the finder. In case a black cat crosses y [...]

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St. Jordan’s Day or Epiphany
by dok in Traditional Bulgarian on 2016-01-05 St. Jordan’s Day or Epiphany     Whether you have heard about St. Jordan’s Day or its ecclesiastical name Epiphany it means one and the same day and holiday. There is evidence proving that the holiday was celebrated even as early as the 2nd century AD. Actually, unti [...]

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