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December 24, 2015
Christmas or New Year - Communist take

5 Bulgarian Christmas facts and traditions

It is winter and for the Bulgarians it is the time to celebrate. Back in the day when most bulgarians were dealing with agriculture and livestock breeding there was a lot of free time in winter. In those times winter would start with Dimitrovden  (St Dimitar’s Day) and end with Gergiovden (St. George’s day).  During this time of year we celebrate tons of days dedicated to Saints, name days, and of course, Christmas. Christmas is one of the most loved holidays in Bulgaria and a time when families get together. In Bulgaria, just like everywhere else around the globe the Cristmas spirit is here and we are ready to celebrate. Here are some of the most popular facts and traditions about Christmas in Bulgaria: 1. We celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December. Bulgarians are mainly Eastern Orthodox, but we follow the Gregorian calendar and for us Christmas is on the 25th of December. 2. Christmas in Bulgaria lasts three days!  Starting on the 25th, when we believe Jesus Christ was born. […]