Bulgaria has long-standing traditions in rose growing and rose oil production. Today it is a major producer of rose oil in the world. That is why the rose is the symbol of Bulgaria. The Rose Festival is held every year, the first weekend of June.
If names like Orpheus or Spartacus sound familiar to you, then you have heard of at least one famous Thracian in your life. The Thracian tribes were first described by Homer as mighty rulers and great warriors who participated in the Trojan War. Skilled horsemen, masters of light infantry fighting, renowned for their ferocity, the […]
The Bulgarian land has a rich and most diverse cultural heritage. Remains of structures from Roman times can be found throughout Bulgaria – fortress walls and forums, temples and thermae, amphitheatres and odeons, vaulted and domed tombs, floor mosaics.
Bulgarian monasteries have gained great importance as centers where Bulgarian literature, culture and national values were preserved during centuries of turbulent history. Some of them played a key role in keeping alive the Bulgarian spirit and national identity during five centuries of Ottoman yoke.
Bulgaria is proud to be one of the most ancient wine producers in the world. The indigenous local varieties are as rich as the spirit of the people. For thousands of years the healing powers of Bulgarian mineral springs have been rediscovered over and over again, and the ancient thermae have now been replaced by […]
The touch to traditions transfers the magic and charm of the past into the modern day. The roots of Bulgarian customs can be traced down to the remote times of pagan beliefs and cults. Ancient rites have blended with Christian rituals and this is what accounts for the great variety of customs and traditions as […]
The saving of some 50,000 Bulgarian Jews during WW II is a remarkable humane and political act on the part of the Bulgarian people and state. It is an incontestable fact that Bulgaria was among the few countries which saved their Jewish population from genocide.