Take a virtual trip around Bulgaria by visiting the online exhibition “Follow the Footsteps”, created by Taratanci Foundation. The exhibition presents 34 posters with graphical representation of the footsteps of 34 Bulgarian folk dances from all folklore regions.
XXIII International Folklore Festival "Vitosha" will be held between 15 - 20 July 2019. in Sofia. The festival will bring together dancers and musicians from Bulgaria, Europe, Asia and America. Organizers of the "Vitosha" IFF are the Vitosha Chitalishte - 1951, the Vitosha region, with the support of Sofia Municipality. The festival is included in the important events of the cultural calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019. International Folklore Festival "Vitosha" is a member of FIDAF - Federation of International Dance Festivals and has been awarded the "Best Festival of FIDAF for 2016".
Several generations of dancers won the wild applause of the audience performing the Hall of the Community Center "Svetlina 1906" in Kremikovtzi district on 8.06.2019.
We wish all dancers and their leaders to continue to enjoy the riches of the Bulgarian rhythms.
Аrtistic director of the ensemble Valentina Kitova
Thanks for the photos of: Joulieta Marinova
Send martenitsa to your friends!
The Martenitsa (martenica)... this magical amulet inherited by our predecessors is the first sign of the coming spring. That's why each Bulgarian wears martenitsa on the first of March, symbolizing ones faith that hereon everything will be better. People will smile because they believe they have won the benevolence of Baba Marta.
Grandmother Marta, traditional Bulgarian custom (Baba Marta). Photos (pictures) of martenitsa. Send martenica card to your friends or buy martenica from Balkanfolk shop.
Concert from Folk Dance Panorama 2018 in Burgas - 16 November 2018. They include Strandzha Professional Folklore Ensemble, Nikola Ginov Ensemble, Atanas Manchev Ensemble, Lukoil Neftochim Ensemble and Rombana Dance Ensemble - Yambol
The Concert of Folk Dance Panorama 2018 in Plovdiv will take place on 06 June 2018 in the from 20:00 with the participation of: Folk Ensemble "Trakia", Academic folklore ensemble at AMTII, Folklore Dance Ensemble "Sedenchitsa", Folklore Dance Ensemble "Iglika", Folklore Ensemble "Slav Boykin"
Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games held in the town of Pernik is the biggest event of this type not only in Bulgaria but on the Balkan Peninsula as well. It promotes variations of ancient Bulgarian customs that are still alive today. These are an important part of the Bulgarian folklore tradition and are meant to be performed by single men and women. With its competitive nature, the festival is not only a venue but also a contest for the living vessels of this tradition, namely the Kukeri and Survakari.
The Municipality of Pernik has been holding the festival ever since 1966. In 1985 the festival gained international-event status. In 1995 the International Federation of Carnival Cities accepted the town of Pernik as its full member. In June, 2009 Pernik was proclaimed as the European capital of Surva`s and Mumers.
ХXVII International Festival of the Masquerade Games „Surva” was held on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Official site of the Surva Festival: surva.org , Presentation of the Surva Festival in the Art Portal ArtBF.com