It’s no accident that we consider a celebration dedicated to
humour a national one.
Humour and laughter are national priorities in Bulgaria.
We laugh a lot.We laugh a lot.
We even have trendy laughter noises.
Some of these prove to be very annoying….
Especially for our teachers. Especially
when we laugh noisily during lessons...
But we are only doing this for health reasons…
Remember? Laughter has great healing power.
And №1№1 reason why we don’t try to overcome these
drawbacks is that we simply need them as our
source of laughter!
The pub is called “The Green”“The Green”
HISTORICALLY THE MOST POPULAR SOURCE
OF LAUGHTER ARE THE JOKES FROM
THE GABROVO REGION
THEY RIDICULE THE EXCESSIVE THRIFTINESS OF GABROVIANS,
WHICH THEY DISPLAY FROM THEIR YOUTH TILL THEIR OLD AGE.
POLITICS AND POLITICIANS ARE A
FAVOURITE SUBJECT OF JOKES.
That’s a part of a scene in a TV show showing how
we joke about our politicians and their decisions and behaviour
Jokes are provoked not only by Bulgarian
politicians but by the dynamic international
relations of the past months.
The situation in Crimea had an
unexpected impact in Bulgaria.
A Facebook group was started with the
aim to organise a referendum for the
annexation of Bulgaria by
the Principality of Monaco.
The expected result of the referendum isThe expected result of the referendum is
97% in favour of the annexation.97% in favour of the annexation.
Monte Carlovo is a blending of the name of the city of
Monte Carlo and the Bulgarian city of Karlovo.
A screenshot of the Facebook page
While doing our research for
this presentation we came
across one very interesting fact.
The target of ridicule in
Bulgarian jokes are mostly men.
Is it because women in our
country are perfect, or
because all jokes have been
created by women?
Or maybe because our
men are real gentlemen?
It is the same in
The most popular comic
characters in Bulgarian
folklore are Nastradin
Hodja and Clever Peter.
They often play tricks on each other, but
when they decide to trick a third person
everyone is in trouble.
IN LITERATURE THE MOSTIN LITERATURE THE MOST
FAMOUS COMIC CHARACTER ISFAMOUS COMIC CHARACTER IS
BAI GANYOBAI GANYO
HE IS GREEDY,
UNREFINED TO A
DEGREE THAT IS OFTEN
NOT FUNNY, BUT
Interestingly, he was created soon after
we had regained our independence in
the end of the 19TH
century. The literary
works in which he appears prove the drive
of our nation to acquire refined