Bulgaria is located in Southeast Europe, in the northeast part of the
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 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.
Motto : Unity makes strength
National anthem of Bulgaria
Gorda Stara planina,
do ney Dunava siney,
slantse Trakiya ogryava,
nad Pirina plameney.
ti si zemen ray,
tvoyta hubost, tvoyta prelest,
ah, te nyamat kray.
Proud Balkan Mountains,
next to it the Danube sparkles,
the sun shines over Thrace,
and blazes over Pirin.
you are heaven on earth,
your beauty, your loveliness,
ah, they are boundless.
Population - 7,364,570
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
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
Bulgaria - land of history, culture and traditions...
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.
Gifts for the godfathers
Clever Peter Bai Ganyo Krali Marko
The three brothers and the golden apple The Span one elbow beard The Sandman
Official language : Bulgarian
Official script : Cyrillic
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
History of Bulgaria
The Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings
First Bulgarian Empire
Khan Asparuh Khan Tervel
Tsar Boris I
Tsar Simeon Veliki
St. Ivan Rilski
Second Bulgarian Empire
Tsar Kaloyan Tsar Ivan Asen II Tsar Ivan Alexander
Third Bulgarian state
The communist period
Democracy - 1989
Bulgaria became a member of NATO in 2004 and of
the European Union in 2007.
Bulgarian UNESCO Sites
Ancient City of Nessebar(1983)
Madara Rider (1979)
Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo (1979)
Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak1979)
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari(1985)
Pirin National Park(1983)
Srebarna Nature Reserve (1983)