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Traditions of Sirni zagovezni come to life in Elena – festivals Veliko Tarnovo region

Spring is across the corner and more festivals Veliko Tarnovo region are approaching

The Municipality of Elena organizes a holiday on March 17, Sirni zagovezni. On this day asking for forgiveness, masking, and lighting fires will come alive in Elena. We will fill the tables with pies, cheese, eggs, halva, yogurt, baked apples, and traditional breads. And because this is happening on the eve of the longest and strictest fast, Easter. There will be songs and dances from young and old.

After the amazing pies for St. Charalampius. Which residents and guests of Elena will enjoy not only as spectators, but also as tasters. This time, contestants will prepare the most masterful cheese pies for the competition. The aim of the organizers is mainly for children and young people to touch Bulgarian traditions. And to understand the meaning of forgiveness, respect for the elderly, the purifying power of fire, the importance of Christian fasting.

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The Bulgarian Tradition of Martenitsa – living in Bulgaria

Bulgarian people celebrate the day of Baba Marta (baba means ‘Grandma’ and Marta means ‘March’)

Every year on 1st of March, Bulgarian people celebrate a centuries-old tradition called the day of Baba Marta. Baba means ‘Grandma’ and Marta means ‘March’. The holiday is related to sending off the winter and welcoming the approaching spring. It is an old Bulgarian tradition, and all foreigners living in Bulgaria have wondered about it.

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