Oooh look it’s everything I like at once!
The traditional Bulgarian costume is one of the most typical elements of Bulgarian folk culture. Each region has its own costume style with unique motifs. The Bulgarian costume contains many elements from the pagan beliefs and legends. For example, no one wore clothes with fully symmetrical decorations because it was believed that full symmetry was a diabolical creation. Therefore, elements were often added and removed; those were, so to say, intentional mistakes. Bulgarian women used to make their costumes (called ‘nossia’) all by themselves.
Честита Баба Марта! ♥
Things I miss.
Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria AKA Foxy Ferdinand in ladies clothes. He was a crazy dude!
What this is awesome.
Bulgaria / 1989
1989 new year 1990
Bulgarian stamps are the cutest.
Me trying to get as close as possible to the Academy of Art my mother attended when she was my age. It was closed for the summer.
Photo taken in August of 2012 in Sofia.
Gahhh nothing’s official until I have plane tickets but I’m going to Bulgaria this summer!
Pomak bride, Bulgaria.
Perhaps what is most interesting of all local customs is the traditional Pomak wedding in the village of Ribnovo which has preserved the old Bulgarian engagement customs and the local customs influenced by Islam. The wedding season is during the autumn and winter and the holiday lasts for 5 days and is accompanied by a lot of singing and dancing on the village square. The culmination is during the second day – the painting of the bride’s face, so-called lepene na gelina
Letfe Mekerozova (centre) prepares for a traditional winter marriage ceremony in Rybnovo, Bulgaria. The bride belongs to the Slavic ethic group, the Pomaks, who are followers of Sunni Islam. AFP PHOTO / BORYANA KATSAROVA
A Bulgarian bride from the Pomak minority (ethnic Bulgarian speaking Muslims), is seen during the traditional, centuries old preparation for her two-day wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo some 210 km from the capital Sofia on 24 January, 2010. The mountain village is famous for performing the unique wedding ceremonies in winter time only. PHOTO/BORYANA KATSAROVA (via Boryanakatsarova.photoshelter.com / Pinterest)
King Simeon II. and Queen Margarita of Bulgaria
He looks a bit like Haakon
Ooh I didn’t know Bulgaria had royalty!