Festivals and feasts

Rose Festival, Yoghurt Fest, Vinaria-Wine Festival, Festival of plums and plum brandy and much more!

Traditional grape-pickingBulgaria is a country rich in age-old traditions and culture. They are re-created in music, dance and in the various traditional festivities and are still an integral part of the everyday life of the Bulgarians. Still alive are many crafts and specific production technologies of typical Bulgarian products, such as rose oil, ljutenitsa (a speciality made of tomatoes, carrots, and peppers), zelnik (puff pastry), etc.

Many holidays, music and dance festivals, outplay festivals, customs and traditions are closely connected to the Bulgarian soul.

If you want to get acquainted with the Bulgarian lifestyle, the best way is to visit some of the most famous annual festivals and feasts in Bulgaria. All of them are celebrated with parades, games, various contests, dancing, songs and lots of fun. According to the theme of the fest the participants wear various fancy dresses and national costumes.


Traditional Bulgarian ritual. Costumed men banish evil spirits.

Besides, there are many traditions and customs descending from the ancient times of Bulgaria: weddings, dance performances, history events, the daily life of the Bulgarians in the 20th century, and many others.

If you want to take part in a typical Bulgarian festival and experience unforgettable meetings and impressions, just select an event from the attached festival calendar and come to Bulgaria.

If you are interested in any specific event that it is not described in the list, please contact us and we will gladly provide you with detailed information.


Ulpia Tours team

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