DANCES

Banya

Folk dances on the Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavic Script Day

   

Chiprovci

Bulgarian traditional folk dances

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Kukeri from Banya - traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away the evil spirits

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

"To dance is to live"


PORTRAITS

Kids with masks, Banya

The masks are part of Kukeri customs, Banya

Banya

College of Applied Arts, Smolyan

Girl sewing a belt, a part of Bulgarian traditional dress

Painting teacher, Smolyan

Musician, Chiprovci

Preparation, Momin Prohod

Kid having a rest, Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

The man and the dog, 

 Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

The Banat Bulgarians are a distinct Bulgarian minority group which settled in the 18th century in the region of Banat,

which was then ruled by the Habsburgs and after World War I was divided between Romania, Serbia and Hungary.

 

KIDS

Kids showing their final work, Smolyan

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Banat wedding on stage

 

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Kids dressed in Bulgarian traditional garbs waiting to be called on stage

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Playing on stage

 

CLOSE-UP

Momin Prohod

Working with spinning wheel

Momin Prohod

Loomig

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Traditional Kukeri's decoration

Looming

Living Heritage Festival, Sofia

Spindle

 

ACTION

The Historical museum, Chiprovci

Bulgarian folk arts and crafts - carpets

College of Applied Arts, Smolyan

Bulgarian folk arts and crafts - weaving

Wool processing lesson, Smolyan

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