Bulgaria definitely is a country of rich national heritage in terms of tradition and folklore. The Bulgarians, have many different traditions connected to various religious or non-religios holidays that date back centuries ago.
Here are some of the most Bulgarian holidays:
Name Day - a Name Day is the feast day of the saint after whom one is named.
Sirni Zagovezni - marks the beginning of the Great Lent
Baba Marta - an interesting ancient tradition celebrated on the first day of March.
National Day - March 3 - Bulgaria\'s \"Day of Independence\"
Kukeri - A ritual to ensure the advent of Spring
Palm Sunday - Bulgaria celebrates Palm Sunday as the \"Holiday of Flowers and Trees\"
Easter - Easter Sunday is on Sunday, May 1, 2005
Day of Culture -honors two missionary brothers, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who developed the first Bulgarian alphabet
Enyovden (June 24) is a festival connected with the summer solstice.
Nikulden is \"The Day of Saint Nikolas\" - December 6
20 December is \'Ignazhden\' in Bulgaria
Christmas - Bulgaria celebrates Christmas for three days starting on December 25
December 27 is STEFANOVDEN (Nameday of St. Stephen or Stefan's Day)