BULGARIA

Christmas in Bulgaria

Christmas in Varna

... is the time when most ancient customs and traditions come into play. Although there are people, who don't follow too many rituals, some are totally dedicated to performing them.

Bulgarians are denominated as Greek Orthodox Christians and celebrate Christmas Eve on December 24th. The Bulgarian word for Christmas is Koleda.

The Bulgarian tradition on Christmas has knitted together three important rituals:

  • the family festive meals on Christmas Eve
  • the rites of the male carol-singers
  • the holy fire of the Yule log

Read on to know more about how Christmas is celebrated in the country of Bulgaria. You might want to visit it one day.