bulgaria01"coming to terms with the psychology of the common folk as a source of identifying a national Bulgarian character…"

An ancient society, founded in 681 AD, with age-old pagan traditions.

The agrarian year begins in March with Baba Marta, a thousand year old tradition to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring. People greet each other with Chestita baba Marta - 'Happy Grandma March.'

The pagan new year begins with the cock festival, Kukeri - associated with orgiastic rituals.