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Bulgaria (1) from Velisar


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Bulgaria (1) from Velisar

  1. 1. Bulgaria is located in Southeast Europe, in the northeast part of the Balkan Peninsula. The official time in Bulgaria is Eastern European Time, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Time. A series of major European transport corridors pass through Bulgaria. Bulgaria borders to the north with Romania, to the east with the Black Sea, to the south with Turkey and Greece, and to the west with Macedonia and Serbia. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 14th-largest country.
  2. 2. Motto : Unity makes strength National anthem of Bulgaria Mila Rodino Gorda Stara planina, do ney Dunava siney, slantse Trakiya ogryava, nad Pirina plameney. Refrain: (twice) Mila Rodino, ti si zemen ray, tvoyta hubost, tvoyta prelest, ah, te nyamat kray. Dear Motherland Proud Balkan Mountains, next to it the Danube sparkles, the sun shines over Thrace, and blazes over Pirin. Refrain: (twice) Dear Motherland, you are heaven on earth, your beauty, your loveliness, ah, they are boundless. Population - 7,364,570
  3. 3. Bulgarian Official Holidays 1 January – New Year’s Day 3 March – National Holiday /Bulgaria’s Liberation from the Ottoman Empire/ 1 May – Labour and International Worker’s Solidarity Day 6 May – Gergyovden (St. George’s Day), and the Bulgarian Army’s Day 24 May - Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavic Script Day 6 September - Unification Day 22 September – Independence Day 1 November – Day of the Bulgarian Enlighteners (Holiday for all educational institutions) 24 December - Christmas Eve 25, 26 December - Christmas Days Easter Holidays– 4 days /Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Monday/ according to the Orthodox calendar of the year
  4. 4. Bulgaria - land of history, culture and traditions... Mummers
  5. 5. Nestinarstvo Survaki
  6. 6. Martenitsi Round loaf ( Pogacha) Welcome with bread and salt
  7. 7. Bulgarian folklore
  8. 8. Valya Mladenova Balkanska is a Bulgarian folk music singer from the Rhodope Mountains known locally for her wide repertoire of Balkan folksong, but in the West mainly for singing the song "Izlel e Delyu Haydutin ", part of the Voyager Golden Record selection of music included in the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. It is expected that her voice will be played in space for at least 60,000 years more.
  9. 9. Gifts for the godfathers Rychenica Trifon Zarezan
  10. 10. Clever Peter Bai Ganyo Krali Marko The three brothers and the golden apple The Span one elbow beard The Sandman
  11. 11. Capital(and largest city)- Sofia
  12. 12. Official language : Bulgarian Official script : Cyrillic
  13. 13. The lev ( plural: leva,levove) is the currency of Bulgaria. It is divided in 100 stotinki (singular: stotinka). In archaic Bulgarian the word "lev" meant "lion", a word which in the modern language became lav.
  14. 14. History of Bulgaria Thracians Orpheus Spartacus The Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings
  15. 15. First Bulgarian Empire Khan Asparuh Khan Tervel Khan Krum Tsar Boris I
  16. 16. Tsar Simeon Veliki St. Ivan Rilski Madara Rider
  17. 17. Second Bulgarian Empire Tsar Kaloyan Tsar Ivan Asen II Tsar Ivan Alexander Asenova krepost
  18. 18. Tsarevets Kaliakra
  19. 19. Freedom Fighters Against the Ottoman Empire
  20. 20. Third Bulgarian state The communist period Democracy - 1989 Bulgaria became a member of NATO in 2004 and of the European Union in 2007.
  21. 21. Bulgarian UNESCO Sites Cultural Ancient City of Nessebar(1983) Boyana Church(1979) Madara Rider (1979) Rila Monastery1983) Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo (1979) Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak1979) Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari(1985) Natural Pirin National Park(1983) Srebarna Nature Reserve (1983)
  22. 22. Prominent Bulgarians Hristo Stoichkov DimitarBerbatov Stefka Kostadinova Veselin Topalov
  23. 23. John Atanasov Boris Hristov Hristo Yavashev
  24. 24. Bulgarian cuisine *dishes * goodies yogurt banitsa
  25. 25. rakiya shopska salad tarator
  26. 26. lukanka herbs and spices lyutenitsa turshiya space food
  27. 27. Easy to find !