Palm Sunday
Bulgarian Holidays, Culture

Palm Sunday Is The Day of Trees and Flowers in Bulgaria

Tsvetnitsa-Vrubnitsa (Palm Sunday) is one of the most-celebrated Bulgarian holidays, rich in a variety of customs, songs and dance. The holiday is held annually on the last Sunday before Easter. Early in the morning on Tsvetnitsa young girls go to the nearest river. After they find a place where the water is calm they put… Continue reading Palm Sunday Is The Day of Trees and Flowers in Bulgaria

Martinitsa
Bulgarian Holidays, Culture

It’s Grandmother March Day in Bulgaria !

March 1st is the Baba Marta holiday in Bulgaria. For the next few days, everyone we meet in Bulgaria will be giving and receiving red and white trinkets, called Martenitsi. They are often in the form of bracelets or a pair of dolls, which you attach to your clothes. Martenitsi are worn until you see… Continue reading It’s Grandmother March Day in Bulgaria !

Martinitsa
Bulgarian Holidays, Culture

Happy March 1st – Chestita Baba Marta

On 1st of March in Bulgaria people make and give their relatives and friends Martenitsas. Martenitsas are made of red and white strings. The red colour is for new life and re-birth and the white colour is for hope and new beginnings. People wear the Martenitsas until they see their first stork at which time… Continue reading Happy March 1st – Chestita Baba Marta