Cultural differences

December 3, 2017

Saint George’s day

Bulgaria celebrates May 6, the Day of Saint George the Victorious, and the Day of the Bulgarian Army.In Bulgaria St. George is the patron of spring […]
November 27, 2017

Our Tarator recipe

Tarator is a traditional Bulgarian cold soup, especially used in summer because it’s refreshing, easy, healthy and fast to make. If you are Spanish maybe you […]
November 24, 2017

Lazaruvane (St Lazar’s day songs and dances)

Lazaruvane is an old Bulgarian custom, which is performed to welcome spring. It is celebrated on the day of St. Lazarus – the Saturday eight days […]
November 17, 2017

Tarator (Таратор)

Many people argue if this is a food or drink but it is technically a cold soup made with yoghurt, cucumbers, garlic, dill, walnuts, sunflower oil […]
November 17, 2017

Christmas’s Eve

In Bulgaria is celebrated with a meal consisting of an odd number of dishes which follows the forty-day Advent fast. This vegetarian meal includes grains, vegetables, […]
November 10, 2017

Lyutenitsa (Лютеница)

Lyutenitsa is something that every home in Bulgaria “must have”. The ingredients vary by region but in general include tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, black pepper, vegetable […]
November 6, 2017

Easter traditions

The Bulgarian Orthodox Easter traditions vary from the common Easter traditions: they involve egg colouring, egg breaking and Easter bread. Tradition directs that the eggs are […]
November 6, 2017

Lyutenitsa (Лютеница)

Lyutenitsa is something like tomato-pepper chutney, sometimes containing eggplants, onions, carrots and other vegetables. Almost every housewife has her own recipe for lyutenitsa. In taste it […]
October 26, 2017

Tripe soup (Shkembe chorba – Шкембе чорба)

Shkembe chorba is a tripe soup that is made of calf (cattle) stomach. The tripe is the thick lining of the stomach of cattle. It is […]
October 24, 2017

Trifon Zarezan day

On 14th of February, Bulgarians celebrate the holiday of vine-growers and wine-makers, known as St. Trifon Zarezan (Trifon the Pruner) – the Bulgarian patron saint of […]
October 17, 2017

Tripe soup (Shkembe chorba – Шкембе чорба)

This soup is especially popular among drinkers. It is known as a universal medicine against hangover but to be honest, we have never counted on its […]
October 17, 2017

“Nestinarstvo” – fire dancing

Nestinarstvo, or the ritual fire dancing on live coals, is an ancient Bulgarian custom, which has both Christian and pagan elements. It is believed to originate […]