Customs and Festivals

Custom and Festivals

Koleda

Koleda This winter festival, named after Kolyada, the Slavic god of winter, is known in Britain as ...
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Trifon Zarezan

Trifon Zarezan is the patron saint of vineyards but he is an embodiment from the Thracian cult ...
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Baba Marta

Baba Marta The month of March is still personified in Bulgaria as Grandmother March, an old woman ...
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Nestinarstvo fire dancing

Nestinarstvo fire dancingThere are now only a few genuine Nestinari/Nestinarki (male/female fire dancers) left. They enter ...
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Koukeri

Koukeriare masked male dancers, who wear fantastic, often animal like masks (like the one pictured above), ...
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