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  • 1. Bulgaria(България)
  • 2. Intercultural Communication• How could I understand people from different cultures better?• Why do I need to behave appropriate in an intercultural situation?!!! do`s and don`ts in Bulgaria
  • 3. Menu/Topics• Main facts• Geography and landscape• History• Culture and traditions• Bulgaria – developing country• Tourism and manufacture• Questionnaire
  • 4. България Bulgaria  Member of the European Union since January, 1 2007  Member of NATO since 2004  Population: 7,621,337 people  Capital city: Sofia – 1,2 million people1  GERB – “We build Bulgaria”Rosen Plevneliev, President Boyko Borisov, Prime minister
  • 5. Bulgaria at the crossroads
  • 6. I Bulgarian state (681-1018)  Slavic / Proto-Bulgarian union  863 – Slavonic language  865 – Orthodox ChristianityKhan Asparouh
  • 7. II Bulgarian state (1185-1393)Renaissance – architecture, literature, paintingSelf-awarenessChurches and battle strongholds, 13-14 century
  • 8. III Bulgarian state (1878-)2• Rebel in 1876 – unsuccessful• Russian-Turkish Liberation War (1877-1878)• World War II – switching sides between Germany and Russia• Nowadays – parliamentary democracy
  • 9. Foreign influence• Russia and TurkeyLoan wordsReligionEveryday lifeMusic
  • 10. Bulgaria – developing countryA developing country, also known as a less-developed country (LDC), is anation with a low living standard, undeveloped industrial base, and lowHuman Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.Based on EU Funds and Programs3 New railway, road and communication infrastructure Regions and people Social environment
  • 11. Tourism and manufactureResorts: at the sea, in the mountain (alpinism and skiing), SPACultural tourism: museums, historical monumentsExport: Honey, cheese, yoghurt Rose oil Sunflower oil Fruits and vegetables Wine, beer
  • 12. CULTURE• Language, religion, population• Holidays• Traditional/modern music and dances• Manners and values• Arts and sports
  • 13. Language49.1 4.2 1.5 Bulgarian Turkish Roman 85.2 Other
  • 14. Religion5 0.8 13.210 Orthodox 76 Islam Catholicism Others
  • 15. Population627.5 urban 72.5 rural
  • 16. Urbanization and agglomeration Better opportunities Development *180 depopulated villages7
  • 17. Let`s talk Bulgarian!• Give me five!• Give me a clutch!• Hello, my brother!• Hi, man!(Chichkovite chervenotikvenichkovcheta)“Чичковите червенотиквеничковчета”(Neprotivokonstitucioosnovatelstvuvaite)“Непротивоконституциооснователствувайте”Don`t misuse the constitution!
  • 18. HolidaysOrthodox, National and PaganReligious tolerance Shipka`s monument (Freedom) Lazarus Saturday Baba Marta
  • 19. Traditional/modern music and dances1977 - "Izlel e Delyu Haydutin" as part of the Voyager Golden Record selection of music60,000 years more space for at least https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlNmxV9J2xs&feature=relatedShows – Bulgaria`s got talent, Music Idol, The voice of BulgariaSkilleR and Pe4enkata – world beatbox champions at the Beatbox Battle World Championship 2012 – Berlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dXKZ8Amvr4&feature=related
  • 20. Manners and values• Family and hospitality• Everyday life and rules of behavior• Stereotypes and prejudices in Bulgaria- Gypsy nation
  • 21. Sports Hristo Stoichkov - The Dagger, El Pistolero, The dog, The modern Left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6qMXi5n4I Yordan Yovchev - 4 Olympic medalsIvet Lalova – The “fastest white woman” in the world
  • 22. Questionnaire1. Which is the capital city of Bulgaria?2. How many sea sides has Bulgaria?3. Who is Baba Marta?4. Who is the most popular Bulgarian sportsman?5. Who are the Gypsies?
  • 23. Links and Literature• 1,4,5,6,7 - POPULATION CENSUS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA (2011)• 2 - http://www.historymuseum.org/• 3 - http://www.eufunds.bg/en/