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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 for celebrations. Back in the day when most of  us were dealing with agriculture and livestock breeding there was a lot of free time during the winter. Back  during that time the winter would start with Dimitrovden  (St Dimitar’s Day) and ends about Gergiovden (St. George’s day).  During the winter we celebrate tons of days dedicated to Saints and name days, as well as Christmas. Christmas is one of the most loved holidays in Bulgaria and a very popular time of the year when families get together. In Bulgaria just like everywhere else around the globe the Cristmas spirit is here and we are ready for celebrating. 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 calender and we have Christmas on the 25th of December. 2. Christmas in Bulgaria lasts three days!  starting on […]